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Table 1 Daily activity and education levels in rotating (day/night) shift workers and daytime workers (men and women analyzed separately)

From: Assessment of cardiometabolic risk among shift workers in Hungary

  Men (n = 121) Women (n = 360)
  Shift workers
(n = 54)
Daytime workers
(n = 67)
Shift workers
(n = 180)
Daytime workers
(n = 180)
Daily worktime (hours) 8.44 ± 1.42** 8.67 ± 1.29 8.22 ± 0.99** 8.25 ± 1.10
Duration of employment (years) 14.3 ± 7.2 16.6 ± 12.6 12.8 ± 7.9*** 19.0 ± 11.6
Feature of work (%)
mental/light physical/heavy physical
1.8/84.9/13.3*** 80.6/19.4/0 0.6/97.7/1.7*** 77.6/22.4/0
Duration of sleeping in a workday (hours) 6.3 ± 0.9** 6.9 ± 0.9 6.2 ± 0.9*** 7.0 ± 1.1
Duration of sleeping in a non-working day (hours) 7.6 ± 1.8** 8.0 ± 1.0 7.6 ± 1.1*** 8.1 ± 1.3
Sport activity
yes/no (%)
31.4/68.6 46.3/53.7 17.3/82.7*** 35.9/64.1
Weekly sport activity (min) 44.0 ± 95.6* 75.6 ± 102.8 21.9 ± 66.6*** 40.0 ± 74.4
Smokers (%)
never/ex smokers/current smokers
57.5/16.6/25.9 53.8/32.8/13.4 46.1/16.1/37.8*** 66.4/11.7/21.7
Coffee consumption
(dose/day)
1.9 ± 1.3** 1.1 ± 1.1 1.9 ± 1.2** 1.6 ± 1.3
Education level (%)
low/middle/high
12.9/85.2/1.9*** 1.4/34.4/64.2 22.9/76.6/0.5*** 2.7/45.6/51.7
  1. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001 (shift workers versus daytime workers; men and women analyzed separately)