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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the sample at baseline

From: Natural course of behavioral addictions: a 5-year longitudinal study

Sex   Employment status  
Female 2,254 (54.7) Unemployed 195 (4.7)
Male 1,867 (45.3) Retired 750 (18.2)
Age [M(SD) years] 46.1 (14.1) Homemaker 227 (5.5)
Education   Full-time student 88 (2.1)
Some elementary 17 (0.4) Sick or maternity leave 227 (5.5)
Completed elementary 31 (0.8) Employed part-time 493 (12.0)
Some high school 414 (10.0) Employed full-time 2,141 (52.0)
Completed high school 823 (20) Annual household income  
Some postsecondary 899 (21.8) <20,000 CAD 401 (9.7)
Completed technical school 207 (5.0) 20,000-29,999 CAD 490 (11.9)
Completed college/university 1,563 (37.9) 30,000-39,999 CAD 511 (12.4)
Professional degree/PhD 167 (4.1) 40,000-49,999 CAD 469 (11.4)
Marital status   50,000-59,999 CAD 436 (10.6)
Never married 491 (11.9) 60,000-69,999 CAD 392 (9.5)
Married 2,393 (58.1) 70,000-79,999 CAD 322 (7.8)
Common-law 551 (13.4) 80,000-89,999 CAD 282 (6.8)
Separated 207 (5.0) 90,000-99,999 CAD 209 (5.1)
Divorced 318 (7.7) 100,000-119,999 CAD 259 (6.3)
Widowed 161 (3.9) 120,000-149,999 CAD 152 (3.7)
   >150,000 CAD 101 (2.5)
   Missing 97 (2.4)