Table 1

Percentages of different types of shift schedules worked by non-day workers in European Union in 2000.19 Only about one-quarter of the population is exclusively on a daytime shift

Split shifts (with a break of at least 4 h in between)
Permanent night shifts12.416.76.87.3
Permanent afternoon shifts2.
Permanent morning shifts1.512.12.44.0
Alternating morning and afternoon shifts27.742.427.441.8
Alternating day and night shifts13.91.510.06.4
Alternating morning/afternoon/night shifts21.29.139.325.2
Other (spontaneous)