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Table 3 The distribution of study subjects according to their self-reported life satisfaction (LS*) in 1975 and 1990.

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

  LS 1990        
  Satisfied Intermediate Dissatisfied TOTAL
  N row % N row % N row % N row %
LS 1975         
Satisfied 785 35.5 1266 57.2 163 7.4 2214 100
Intermediate 1088 17.4 4293 68.8 858 13.8 6239 100
Dissatisfied 122 10.0 728 59.4 376 30.7 1226 100
TOTAL 1995 20.6 6287 65.0 1397 14.4 9679 100
  1. * Life satisfaction score: satisfied (LS 4–6); intermediate (LS 7–11); dissatisfied (LS 12–20).