Table 2

Descriptive statistics: men (n = 5804)

n (%)Paid hours per week Mean (SE)Domestic hours per week Mean (SE)Commuting hours per week Mean (SE)Total hours* per week Mean (SE)Control over working hours Mean (SE)
*Sum of paid working hours, domestic working hours, and hours commuting.
Age group (years)p<0.001p = 0.004p = 0.561p<0.001p = 0.769
⩽391581 (27)41.0 (0.2)12.4 (0.3)3.9 (0.1)57.1 (0.3)2.30 (0.03)
40–491916 (33)41.6 (0.2)12.6 (0.2)4.0 (0.1)58.0 (0.3)2.27 (0.03)
⩾502307 (40)40.5 (0.2)11.7 (0.2)3.9 (0.1)55.9 (0.3)2.29 (0.03)
Marital statusp = 0.227p<0.001p = 0.043p<0.001p = 0.073
Married or cohabiting4655 (81)40.9 (0.1)12.7 (0.1)4.0 (0.0)57.5 (0.2)2.30 (0.02)
Single, separated, widowed1094 (19)41.2 (0.2)9.76 (0.3)4.0 (0.1)54.4 (0.4)2.22 (0.04)
Familyp = 0.003p<0.001p = 0.005p<0.001p = 0.259
No children2803 (49)40.9 (0.1)10.1 (0.2)3.8 (0.1)54.6 (0.2)2.30 (0.02)
Child(ren) 0–6 years889 (15)40.3 (0.3)15.3 (0.3)4.1 (0.1)59.7 (0.4)2.20 (0.04)
Child(ren) 7–18 years1463 (25)41.4 (0.2)12.6 (0.3)3.9 (0.1)57.8 (0.3)2.30 (0.03)
Children 0–18 years611 (11)41.5 (0.3)16.0 (0.4)4.2 (0.1)61.5 (0.5)2.28 (0.05)
Occupational statusp<0.001p<0.001p = 0.129p<0.001p<0.001
Upper non-manual2208 (39)40.4 (0.2)11.7 (0.2)4.0 (0.1)56.0 (0.3)2.81 (0.02)
Lower non-manual1479 (26)40.5 (0.2)12.3 (0.3)3.8 (0.1)56.5 (0.3)2.43 (0.03)
Manual1975 (35)42.0 (0.2)12.8 (0.2)3.9 (0.1)58.4 (0.3)1.59 (0.03)
Permanent employmentp = 0.053p = 0.015p = 0.721p = 0.003p<0.001
Yes5109 (88)41.0 (0.1)12.3 (0.1)3.9 (0.0)57.1 (0.2)2.24 (0.02)
No662 (12)40.4 (0.3)11.3 (0.4)3.9 (0.1)55.5 (0.5)2.61 (0.05)
Type of schedulep<0.001p = 0.650p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001
Standard hours4447 (78)40.1 (0.1)12.2 (0.1)3.8 (0.0)56.0 (0.2)2.39 (0.02)
Shifts, no nights587 (10)42.2 (0.3)12.5 (0.4)4.1 (0.1)58.8 (0.5)2.24 (0.05)
Shifts, also nights687 (12)45.1 (0.3)12.5 (0.4)4.5 (0.1)61.7 (0.5)1.60 (0.05)
Smokingp = 0.015p = 0.579p = 0.113p = 0.107p<0.001
No4238 (76)40.8 (0.1)12.1 (0.2)3.9 (0.0)56.8 (0.2)2.33 (0.02)
Yes1361 (24)41.4 (0.2)12.3 (0.3)3.8 80.1)57.4 (0.4)2.15 (0.03)
High alcohol intakep = 0.296p = 0.004p = 0.067p = 0.019p = 0.141
No4512 (78)40.9 (0.1)12.4 (0.1)3.9 (0.0)57.1 (0.2)2.27 (0.02)
Yes1264 (22)41.2 (0.2)11.5 (0.3)3.8 (0.1)56.1 (0.4)2.33 (0.04)
Overweightp = 0.007p = 0.046p = 0.750p = 0.753p = 0.025
No3717 (65)40.8 (0.1)12.4 (0.2)3.9 (0.0)56.9 (0.2)2.31 (0.02)
Yes2010 (35)41.4 (0.2)11.8 (0.2)3.9 (0.1)57.0 (0.3)2.23 (0.03)
Sedentary lifestylep = 0.579p = 0.659p = 0.146p = 0.334p = 0.046
No4771 (83)40.9 (0.1)12.2 (0.1)3.9 (0.0)57.0 (0.2)2.30 (0.02)
Yes971 (17)41.1 (0.3)12.0 (0.3)3.8 (0.1)56.5 (0.4)2.21 (0.04)