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Table 1 Description of the police sample

From: An exploration of job stress and health in the Norwegian police service: a cross sectional study

   Frequency Per cent Per cent total police population in Norway Significance
Gender Women 501 15.7 17.9 χ2 = 4.6 *
  Men 2,692 84.3   
Age (years) Total sample (102 did not answer) 3,170    
  20–29 509 16.1   
  30–39 1,175 37.1   
  40–49 1,047 33.0   
  50–59 430 13.6   
Marital status Single 342 10.6   
  Married/common law 2,715 84.3   
  Separated/divorced 164 5.1   
Rank Upper management 96 2.9 9.6 χ2 = 144.3***
  Middle management 1,034 31.7 32.3 χ2 = ns
  Non-management 2,128 65.3 58.1 χ2 = 49.3***
Service Rural police districts 870 26.6 23.0 χ2 = 24.3 ***
  Urban police districts 2,399 73.4 77.0  
Main task Investigation 1,379 43.4   
  Uniformed policing 1,286 40.5   
  Administration 513 16.1   
Inhabitants > 50,000 1,626 51.2   
  20,000 – 50,000 648 20.4   
  5,000 – 20,000 728 22.9   
  < 5,000 175 5.5   
  1. Note. *p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001.