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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Stockholm Public Health Surveys

From: Trends in levels of self-reported psychological distress among individuals who seek psychiatric services over eight years: a comparison between age groups in three population surveys in Stockholm County

  2002 survey 2006 survey 2010 survey
  % weighted sample   % weighted sample   % weighted sample  
  All, n = 23, 771 Psychiatric service usersa, n = 538 (2.5% of survey n) All, n = 34,667 Psychiatric service usersa, n = 920 (2.9% of survey n) All, n = 30,730 Psychiatric service usersa, n = 818 (3,2% of survey n)
Women 51.3 65.3 50.9 65.3 51.2 62.7
Age group       
 18–24 years 12.1 15.8 10.8 14.2 12.0 21.2
 25–44 years 41.4 54.2 40.0 45.4 36.9 42.6
 45–64 years 32.6 26.2 33.3 33.9 31.3 29.6
 65+ years 13.9 3.9 15.9 6.5 19.8 6.7
Born outside Sweden 23.1 23.2 22.9 26.3 24.6 21.7
Education       
 Compulsory 20.6 22.8 20.9 21.9 21.9 28.3
 Upper secondary 43.9 42.8 41.4 43.9 39.7 38.5
 Higher 35.5 34.4 37.7 34.2 38.5 33.2
Income       
 Lower quartile 30.5 44.2 30.4 43.6 30.4 38.4
 2nd quartile 24.3 27.5 23.7 26.2 24.2 33.2
 3d quartile 22.9 17.9 22.8 18.3 23.4 18.5
 Highest quartile 22.3 10.4 23.1 12.00 22.0 10.0
 Being gainfully employed 70.2 54.7 63.2 43.8 62.7 45.9
Mean GHQ-12 Likert score by age group       
 18–24 years 11.4 19.7 11.0 16.7 10.6 15.2
 25–44 years 11.1 17.2 10.5 16.3 10.1 16.0
 45–64 years 10.4 15.3 10.0 15.3 9.9 16.2
 65+ years 9.5 13.0 9.4 13.5 9.3 12.7
  1. aPsychiatric service use within 6 months from the survey