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Table 3 Mean level of psychological distress among male users of psychiatric services (n = 690)

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 21.9 (17.7–26.2) 18.0 (15.5–20.5) 17.5 (14.6–20.3) p = 0.13
 25–44 years 18.6 (16.3–21.0) 16.9 (15.4–18.3) 15.8 (14.0–17.6) p = 0.12
 45–64 years 15.7 (13.7–17.7) 15.7 (13.8–17.6) 14.2 (12.3–16.2) p = 0.41
 65+ years 13.8 (11.5–16.0) 14.3 (10.1–18.4) 15.9 (12.4–19.4) p = 0.49
  1. aAdjusted for country of birth, education, household disposable income and being gainfully employed