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Table 2 Mean (95% CI) life satisfaction (LS) according to sex, birth cohort and current age among 9679 Finnish adults in 1975, 1981 and 1990.

From: The stability of life satisfaction in a 15-year follow-up of adult Finns healthy at baseline

Subjects (n) LS 1975 (n) LS 1981 (n) LS 1990
All (9679) 8.23 (8.18 – 8.29) (9679) 8.26 (8.20 – 8.31) (9679) 8.35 (8.29 – 8.41)
Men (4466) 8.30 (8.22 – 8.38) (4466) 8.33 (8.25 – 8.41) (4466) 8.38 (8.30 – 8.46)
Women (5213) 8.18 (8.10 – 8.25) (5213) 8.19 (8.12 – 8.27) (5213) 8.32 (8.24 – 8.40)
Birth cohorts, all
1950 – 57 (4121) 8.46 (8.36 – 8.55) (4121) 8.31 (8.23 – 8.40) (4121) 8.45 (8.36 – 8.54)
1940 – 49 (3513) 7.98 (7.90 – 8.07) (3513) 8.13 (8.05 – 8.22) (3513) 8.32 (8.22 – 8.41)
1930 – 39 (2045) 8.22 (8.11 – 8.32) (2045) 8.35 (8.23 – 8.46) (2045) 8.19 (8.08 – 8.31)
Current age, all
18 – 23 (3254) 8.50 (8.40 – 8.61) - - - -
24 – 32 (3608) 8.04 (7.96 – 8.13) (4520) 8.28 (8.20 – 8.36) - -
33 – 45 (2817) 8.17 (8.08 – 8.26) (4101) 8.19 (8.11 – 8.27) (6236) 8.39 (8.31 – 8.46)
46 – 51    (1058) 8.39 (8.23 – 8.55) (1679) 8.37 (8.23 – 8.50)
52 – 60    - - (1764) 8.18 -(8.06 – 8.30)