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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (column percentages)

From: Gender differences in mental health problems among adolescents and the role of social support: results from the Belgian health interview surveys 2008 and 2013

  Male
%
Female
%
Total %
Year
 2008 60.6 56.1 58.3
 2013 39.4 43.9 41.7
Gender
 Male / / 49.8
 Female / / 50.2
Age
 15–19 42.4 38.6 40.5
 20–25 57.6 61.4 59.5
Highest educational level within the household
 Secondary education or lower 58.8 58.6 58.7
 At least higher education 41.2 41.4 41.3
Appreciation social contact
 Rather unsatisfied 6.2 5.4 5.8
 Rather satisfied 93.8 94.6 94.2
Quality of social support
 Poor support 12.3 13.6 13.0
 Intermediate/strong support 87.7 86.4 87.0
Reported equivalent household income (Belgian Weighted quintiles – m(S.D.)) 2.86
(1.44)
2.81
(1.44)
2.84 (1.44)
Psychological distressa
(1–12) M(S.D.)
1.13
(2.11)
1.71 (2.48) 1.42
(2.32)
Depressiona
(1-5) M(S.D.)
1.27
(0.40)
1.45 (0.57) 1.36
(0.50)
Anxietya
(1-5) M(S.D.)
1.21
(0.37)
1.35 (0.55) 1.28
(0.47)
Total N 713 720 1433
  1. aMeans between girls and boys on these scales differ significantly, that is, p < 0.000 (ANOVA with post hoc Bonferroni test)