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Table 3 Frequency of Midlife Occupational Categories (O*NET-SOC Major Groups) and Mean Motivation- and Cognition-Related Occupational Abilities

From: Motivational processes in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: results from the Motivational Reserve in Alzheimer’s (MoReA) study

Characteristic Total MCI AD Mot. abilit. Cog. abilit.
Management Occupations (11)a 14.4 % 18.8 % 8.5 % 0.66 (.54) 0.65 (.24)
Business and Financial Operations Occupations (13) 2.7 % 4.7 % 0 % 0.85 (.58) 0.12 (.44)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15) 0 % 0 % 0 % - -
Architecture and Engineering Occupations (17) 3.6 % 6.3 % 0 % 1.20 (.59) 0.64 (.72)
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (19) 0 % 0 % 0 % - -
Community and Social Services Occupations (21) 2.7 % 1.6 % 4.3 % 0.27 (.74) 1.07 (.51)
Legal Occupations (23) 0 % 0 % 0 % - -
Education, Training, and Library Occupations (25) 2.7 % 0 % 6.4 % 0.79 (.09) 0.63 (.47)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (27) 3.6 % 3.1 % 4.3 % −0.15 (.37) 0.38 (.31)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29) 2.7 % 3.1 % 2.1 % 0.87 (.35) 1.48 (.52)
Healthcare Support Occupations (31) 3.6 % 6.3 % 0 % −0.64 (.83) 0.10 (.70)
Protective Service Occupations (33) 1.8 % 1.6 % 2.1 % 0.63 (.79) 1.27 (.01)
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (35) 4.5 % 3.1 % 6.4 % −1.22 (.96) −0.74 (.60)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (37) 1.8 % 1.6 % 2.1 % −0.75 (.98) −1.14 (.50)
Personal Care and Service Occupations (39) 3.6 % 3.1 % 4.3 % −1.23 (.78) 0.49 (.07)
Sales and Related Occupations (41) 10.8 % 12.5 % 8.5 % 0.05 (.58) −0.03 (.26)
Office and Administrative Support Occupations (43) 20.7 % 17.2 % 25.5 % −0.42 (.49) −0.64 (.29)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (45) 2.7 % 0 % 6.4 % −0.93 (.80) −0.71 (.39)
Construction and Extraction Occupations (47) 1.8 % 1.6 % 2.1 % 0.75 (1.11) −0.26 (.48)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49) 1.8 % 3.1 % 0 % 0.83 (.34) 0.26 (1.11)
Production Occupations (51) 9.9 % 10.9 % 8.5 % −0.08 (.81) −0.61 (.84)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (53) 1.8 % 1.6 % 2.1 % 0.10 (1.12) 0.49 (1.55)
Military Specific Occupations (55) 0 % 0 % 0 % - -
χ 2 or F tests and p value   χ 2 = 29.1, p = 0.10 F = 6.2, p < 0.001 F = 10.4, p < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: MCI Mild Cognitive Impairment, AD Alzheimer’s disease
  2. aThe numbers in brackets represent the number of the O*NET-SOC major groups