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Table 4 Mean level of psychological distress among female users of psychiatric services (n = 1586)

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 20.1 (17.4–22.9) 16.8 (14.4–19.1) 15.7 (13.9–17.6) p = 0.04
 25–44 years 18.1 (16.7–19.4) 17.2 (16.1–18.4) 17.4 (15.9–18.9) p = 0.65
 45–64 years 16.8 (15.0–18.5) 15.6 (14.5–16.7) 17.6 (16.1–19.1) p = 0.08
 65+ years 12.6 (8.0–17.2) 13.7 (10.6–16.8) 12.5 (10.6–14.3) p = 0.69
  1. aAdjusted for country of birth, education, household disposable income and being gainfully employed