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Table 1 Sample Characteristics for individuals included in fixed effects regressions (2002–2014, pooled)

From: Are changes in body-mass-index associated with changes in depressive symptoms? Findings of a population-based longitudinal study among older Germans

Male: N (%) 10,142 (51.2)
Education: Low education (ISCED-97: 0–2): N (%) 1305 (9.4)
Education: Medium education (ISCED-97: 3–4): N (%) 7320 (52.9)
Education: High education (ISCED-97: 5–6): N (%) 5219 (37.7)
Age: Mean (SD), Range 63.5 (11.4), 40–95
Married, living together with spouse: N (%) 14,187 (71.6)
Employment status: Working: N (%) 7077 (35.7)
Employment status: Retired: N (%) 10,543 (53.2)
Employment status: Other: N (%) 2206 (11.1)
Number of important people in regular contact: Mean (SD), Range 4.9 (2.7), 0–9
Self-esteem (Rosenberg scale) 3.4 (0.4), 1.2–4
Number of chronic diseases: Mean (SD), Range 2.5 (1.9), 0–11
BMI: Mean (SD), Range 26.7 (4.4), 15.2–69.1
Depressive symptoms (CES-D): Mean (SD), Range 6.7 (6.1), 0–45
Observations 19,826
Number of individuals 12,793