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Table 6 Mean (M) and standard deviation (SD) of the depression score of subgroups of employees according to gender, age group and occupational status (WT: blue- or white-collar Workers and Technicians; Ma: engineers or junior executives and upper Management)

From: A validation study of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in a large sample of French employees

Female M(SD) Male M(SD)
Age according occupational status Age according occupational status
Under 30 WT 2.88 (2.9) Under 30 WT 2.74 (2.7)
n = 1361   n = 1327
Ma 2.41 (2.5)   Ma 2.34 (2.4)
n = 695 n = 1016
30 to 39 WT 3.66 (3.2) 30 to 39 WT 3.54 (3.2)
n = 1535 n = 2014
Ma 3.05 (3.0) Ma 2.69 (2.6)
n = 1229 n = 2230
40 to 49 WT 4.16 (3.6) 40 to 49 WT 4.02 (3.3)
n = 1034 n = 1341
Ma 3.61 (3.3) Ma 3.08 (3.0)
n = 859 n = 1981
50 and over WT 4.33 (3.6) 50 and over WT 4.45 (3.5)
n = 894 n = 1100
Ma 3.99 (3.5) Ma 3.22 (3.1)
n = 465 n = 1911