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Table 2 Description of the participants’ demographics, lifestyle and diagnoses with percentage in parentheses

From: Severity and prevalence of various types of mental ill-health in a general adult population: age and sex differences

 Age (years)SexAll
18–39 (n = 929)40–59 (n = 1180)60–79 (n = 1297)Women (n = 1898)Men (n = 1508)(n = 3406)
Married/living with partner740 (80)***1015 (87)989 (77)1522 (81)ns1222 (82)2744 (81)
Education
 Primary school39 (4)***136 (12)648 (51)425 (23)***398 (27)823 (24)
 Senior high school347 (38)511 (44)279 (22)565 (30)572 (38)1137 (34)
 University533 (58)524 (44)348 (27)884 (47)521 (35)1405 (42)
Smoking regulary50 (5)***122 (10)126 (10)186 (10)*112 (7)298 (9)
Physical exercise ≥ 2 times a week558 (61)***748 (64)949 (74)1345 (72)***910 (61)2255 (67)
Alcohol consumption ≥ 2 times a week52 (5.6)***189 (16)185 (14)212 (11)***214 (14)426 (12)
Perceived stress156 (28)***147 (15)95 (9)273 (17)***125 (10)398 (14)
Excellent, very good or good self-rated health802 (87)***914 (78)785 (31)1514 (75)ns1135 (75)2501 (74)
Self-reported physician-based diagnosis
 Generalized anxiety disorder9 (0.9)ns14 (1)9 (0.6)23 (1)ns9 (0.5)32 (0.9)
 Depression65 (1.9)***68 (2.0)37 (1.1)125 (3.7)***45 (1.3)170 (5.0)
 Exhausion syndrome22 (0.6)***79 (2.3)43 (1.3)109 (3.2)***35 (1)144 (4.2)
 Panic disorder21 (0.6)**21 (0.6)8 (0.2)36 (1.1)*14 (0.4)50 (1.5)
 PTSD4 (0.1)**17 (0.5)6 (0.2)23 (0.7)**4 (0.1)27 (0.8)
 ADHD9 (0.3)*7 (0.2)1 (0.03)9 (0.3) ns8 (0.2)17 (0.5)
  1. Differences between age groups and sex were tested with chi-square analysis
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01, ***p < .001, nsnon-significant
  3. † Percived Stress Scale [36]