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Table 1 Distribution of study variables in the 3 world regions*; data from 2006

From: Depressive symptoms and psychosocial stress at work among older employees in three continents

   EUROPE (SHARE; ELSA) USA (HRS) Japan (JSTAR)
   Percent N Percent N Percent N
Gender Male 52.8 5803 44.7 777 60.1 908
  Female 47.2 5182 55.3 962 40.0 604
Age Group 50-54 39.4 490 28.2 490 26.1 394
  55-59 41.4 701 40.3 701 42.3 640
  60-64 19.2 548 31.5 548 31.6 478
Education Low 26.6 2845 9.5 164 17.6 266
  Medium 38.6 4130 57.5 995 46.6 702
  High 34.9 3739 33.0 571 35.8 540
Employment status Self-Employed 18.3 2006 18.7 319 19.6 295
  Employed 81.7 8973 81.3 1390 80.4 1213
Working hours Part-time 27.4 2961 22.3 378 25.9 376
  Full-time 72.6 7861 77.7 1315 74.1 1075
Effort-reward Imbalance Yes 31.6 3314 35.0 545 24.8 321
  No 68.4 7167 65.0 1013 75.2 975
Low control Yes 19.8 2146 25.9 417 11.4 170
  No 80.2 8676 74.1 1195 88.6 1317
Depressive symptoms Yes 14.1 1536 9.9 170 7.7 100
  No 85.9 9343 90.1 1547 92.3 1202
Self-reported health Poor health 15.1 1654 13.3 232 9,8 148
  Good health 84.9 9329 86.7 1507 90.2 1359
  1. *17 countries, N = 14, 236 employed men and women.