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Document ID (ISN)110153
CIS number 09-1025
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunnarsson K., Vingňrd E., Josephson M.
Title Self rated health and working conditions of small-scale enterprisers in Sweden
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.45, No.6, p.775-780. 23 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the associations between self-rated health and working conditions among owners of small enterprises in Sweden. A postal questionnaire was answered by 340 male and 153 female business owners in different sectors (response rate 66%). For comparative purposes, data from a study of 1,699 employees in private companies was included in the analyses. Data were subjected to statistical evaluation. The frequency of health problems among male business owners was higher than among employees while among women, it was comparable to that of employees. Musculoskeletal pain (women 59%, men 56%) and mental health problems (women 47%, men 45%) were the most frequent health problems. Among business owners, poor job satisfaction was reported by 17% of the women and 20% of men. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; small enterprises; conditions of work; state of health; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) job dissatisfaction; musculoskeletal diseases; mental health; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises