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Table 2 Mean level of psychological distress among users of psychiatric services in different age groups (n = 2245)

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

  Year of survey  
  2002 2006 2010  
  Mean GHQ-12 scorea, 95% CI F-test for trend 2002–2010
Age group     
 18–24 years 20.5 (18.1–23.0) 17.0 (15.2–18.8) 16.2 (14.6–17.7) p = 0.005
 25–44 years 17.8 (16.6–19.1) 16.9 (15.9–17.8) 16.5 (15.4–17.7) p = 0.22
 45–64 years 16.0 (14.7–17.3) 15.5 (14.5–16.5) 16.0 (14.8–17.3) p = 0.69
 65+ years 12.9 (10.1–15.8) 13.8 (11.3–16.3) 13.1 (11.3–14.8) p = 0.78
  1. aAdjusted for sex, country of birth, education, household disposable income and being gainfully employed