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Table 5 Comparison of variables in connection with health status among ambulance workers and the Hungarian population

From: Cross-sectional survey on self-reported health of ambulance personnel

Examined variable Hungarian population Ambulance workers PTE
(EHIS 2009.) FHSc. 2012.
(N = 5051) (N = 810)
Male (%) Female (%) Total (%) Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
Health status Very good, good 58.9 50 54.2 75.8 87.5 76.5
Satisfactory 29.4 32.7 31.1 21.8 7.5 21
Bad, very bad 11.7 17.3 14.7 2.4 5 2.5
Limitations due health status Severely limited 8.1 9.1 8.6 2 7.5 2.2
Limited, but not severely 28.5 36 32.5 44.7 42.5 44.6
Not limited 63.4 54.9 58.9 53.3 50 53.2
BMI Underweight 1.5 4.9 3.2 0.5 2.5 0.6
Normal weight 37.7 45.2 41.4 23 60 25
Overweight 39.4 31.1 35.2 47 20 45.7
Obese 21.5 18.9 20.2 29.5 17.5 28.7
Smoking Regularly 33 22 27 31 25 30.9
Occasionally 4 14 18 35.75 35 35.6
Quitted 23 4 5 33 40 33.3
Never smoked 40 60 50 0.25 0 0.2
Alcohol consumption Consumes often, in great quantity nd nd 4 6,5 0 6.1
Consumes in modest quantity nd nd 15 51 47,5 50.7
Consumes rarely nd nd 44 27,5 37,5 28
No alcohol consumption nd nd 37 15 15 15.2