Table 2

Sample characteristics (N=9917)

No (%) or mean (SD)
SexWomen4534 (45.7)
Men5383 (54.3)
Age50–54 years4320 (43.6)
55–59 years3992 (40.3)
60–65 years1605 (16.2)
CountryAustria (AT)322 (3.2)
Belgium (BE)835 (8.4)
Denmark (DK)578 (5.8)
France (FR)836 (8.4)
Germany (DE)830 (8.4)
Greece (GR)724 (7.3)
Italy (IT)429 (4.3)
Netherlands (NL)833 (8.4)
Spain (ES)443 (4.5)
Sweden (SE)1160 (11.7)
Swizerland (CH)349 (3.5)
UK (UK)2578 (26.0)
EducationLow2996 (31.0)
Medium3403 (35.2)
High3250 (33.7)
IncomeLow2155 (21.7)
Medium3161 (31.9)
High4601 (46.4)
Employment statusEmployed8039 (81.6)
Self-employed1808 (18.4)
Work timeFull-time employment6822 (71.4)
Part-time employment2739 (28.6)
Depressive symptoms CES-DAt baseline1059 (14.7)
Depressive symptoms EURO-D (SHARE only)At baseline1208 (16.6)
At follow-up1396 (19.2)
Low controlScale (2–8)4.17 (1.38)
Percentage at risk; low control1945 (20.5)
Effort reward imbalanceScale (0.25–4)0.99 (0.42)
Percentage at risk; imbalance2969 (32.4)