Table 1

Comparison between participants in manual and non-manual occupations in the study sample

Sample total
n=878
Non-manual occupation
n=601
Manual occupation
n=277
N missing
Women, n (%)742 (85%)503 (84%)239 (86%)0
Age, years, mean (SD)62.4 (1.1)62.4 (1.1)62.3 (1.3)0
Occupational category, n (%)0
 Managers and professionals (ISCO classes 1-2)342 (39%)342 (57%)
 Associate professionals (ISCO classes 3–4)259 (29%)259 (43%)
 Service workers (ISCO class 5)210 (24%)210 (76%)
 Manual workers (ISCO classes 6–9)67 (8%)67 (24%)
Chronic disease, n (%)456 (52%)307 (51%)149 (54%)14
Mobility limitation, n (%)21 (2%)17 (3%)4 (1%)18
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SD)26.6 (4.6)26.6 (4.7)26.6 (4.2)29
Living in inner urban area, n (%)421 (48%)300 (50%)121 (44%)5
  • ISCO, International Standard Classification of Occupations.