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Table 2 Prevalence of health-related events by the level of mental demands at work

From: Association between mental demands at work and cognitive functioning in the general population – results of the health study of the Leipzig research center for civilization diseases (LIFE)

  Diabetes High blood pressure Stroke Liver disease Elevated blood lipids Stroke
Mental demands (low) 14.9%** 48.0% 4.3% 8.6% 40.6% 3.4%
Mental demands (middle) 10.8% 48.9% 2.7% 11.8% 36.2% 2.1%
Mental demands (high) 15.3% 52.1% 3.4% 12.3% 40.0% 2.4%
Demands & education (low & low) 14.9%* 48.5%* 5.1% 9.0% 44.0% 3.8%
Demands & education (middle & low) 13.0% 49.2% 2.5% 9.6% 37.8% 2.7%
Demands & education (middle & middle OR high & low) 11.2% 49.9% 3.3% 12.6% 35.6% 1.5%
Demands & education (high & middle) 9.0% 47.3% 2.3% 12.4% 34.3% 2.2%
Demands & education (high & high) 16.1% 54.4% 4.0% 14.0% 42.4% 2.0%
  1. Notes: level of significance by Pearson’s x2-test: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.