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Table 1 Sample description

From: The German version of the Perceived Stress Scale – psychometric characteristics in a representative German community sample

   Total (N = 2463) Women (n = 1315) Men (n = 1148)
   % % %
Age mean 49.4 49.9 48.9
  SD 17.7 17.7 17.7
  range 14-95 14-95 14-89
Age groups 14-19 4.5 3.3 5.8
  20-29 12.1 12.5 11.6
  30-39 13.7 14.1 13.2
  40-49 18.6 18.6 18.6
  50-59 19.7 19.9 19.5
  60-69 16.7 15.6 18.0
  70+ 14.7 16.0 13.2
Marital status unmarried 27.2 23.1 31.9
  married 48.2 46.1 50.4
  divorced 13.9 14.8 12.8
  widowed 10.7 15.9 4.8
Children yes 24.8 27.5 22.0
Migration yes 3.7 3.7 3.6
Religion Christian 67.9 70.9 64.5
  Muslim 2.4 1.9 3.1
  other 1.7 2.2 1.0
  no religion 27.9 24.9 31.4
Education <10th grade 35.2 34.1 36.4
  completed 10th grade 36.9 40.3 32.9
  high school 12.0 9.0 10.1
  college/university 10.0 8.8 11.3
  without graduation 3.2 3.3 3.0
  other 2.8 4.5 6.3
Employment Employed 54.1 52.1 56.5
  Student/training 6.5 5.5 7.8
  Unemployed 6.1 5.8 6.3
  Retired 28.3 28.4 28.3
  Household 4.0 6.9 0.8
  other 10 1.3 0.3
Incomea ≤750 16.1 23.7 7.9
  751-1250 30.3 36.6 23.3
  1251-2000 35.1 31.1 39.5
  2001-3500 16.0 7.6 25.2
  >3500 2.6 1.2 4.1
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