Table 1

Prevalence (%) of sociodemographic and health characteristics at baseline

Finnish Public Sector Study
GAZEL (France)Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health (Sweden)Whitehall II (UK)
Sample size at baseline36 31711 30281949121
Sex (%)
Age group (%)
Occupational position (%)
 High grade31281931
 Middle grade48574548
 Low grade21153621
Job strain (%)
 No job strain80868086
 Job strain20142014
Self-rated health (%)
Chronic disease* (n=36 317)(n=11 302)(n=8070)(n=9143)
  • *Presence of chronic disease includes illness reported at or before baseline.