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Table 2 Sample characteristics (N = 341)

From: The German version of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5): psychometric properties and diagnostic utility

Characteristic N (%) M (SD) Range
Age   37.54 (12.16) 18 – 76
Gendera    
 Female 192 (56.3%)   
 Male 148 (43.4%)   
Marital Statusb    
 Single 189 (55.4%)   
 Married 111 (32.5%)   
Divorced 33 (9.7%)   
 Widowed 4 (1.2%)   
Childrenc    
 Yes 176 (51.7%)   
 No 156 (45.7%)   
Employment Situationd    
 Not Working 75 (21.0%)   
 Working Part-Time 34 (10.0%)   
 Working Full-Time 137 (40.2%)   
 Retired 42 (12.3%)   
 Other 45 (13.2%)   
Most Frequent Traumatic Eventse    
 Natural disaster 49 (14.7%)   
 Traffic Accident 143 (42.7%)   
 Other Accident 62 (18.7%)   
 Physical Assault 185 (54.9%)   
 Sexual Assault 142 (42.1%)   
 Combat 74 (22.4%)   
PTSD according to CAPS-5f    
 Yes 207 (60.7%)   
 No 129 (37.4%)   
  1. Note: missing data a n = 1 (0.3%); b n = 4 (1.2%); c n = 9 (2.6%); d n = 8 (2.3%); eAccording to the LEC; multiple entries per person were possible; f n = 5 (1.5%)