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Table 1 Sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics of the study sample (N = 25,113)

From: The relationship between childhood maltreatment and mental health problems: coping strategies and social support act as mediators

Variables Frequency %
Age (years)
 15–24 4013 16.0
 25–44 6906 27.5
 45–64 8077 32.2
 65+ 6117 24.3
Gender
 Male 11,340 45.2
 Female 13,773 54.8
Race/ethnicity
 White 20,972 83.5
 Non-white 4141 16.5
Education Level
 Less than secondary school graduation 5338 21.3
 Secondary school graduation 4022 16.0
 Some post-secondary graduation 1655 6.6
 Post-secondary graduation 14,098 56.1
Marital status
 Married/common law 12,637 50.3
 Divorced/widowed/separated 5144 20.5
 Single 7332 29.2
Household income
 Less than $20,000 1736 6.9
 $20,000–$39,999 4410 17.6
 $40,000–$59,999 5289 21.1
 $60,000–$79,999 4190 16.6
 $80,000+ 9488 37.8
Immigration status
 Yes 4245 16.9
 No 20,868 83.1
Type of smoker
 Daily smoker 4347 17.3
 Occasional smoker 1200 4.8
 Non-smoker 19,566 77.9
Type of drinker
 Regular drinker 14,210 56.5
 Occasional drinker 5039 20.1
 Non-drinker 5864 23.4
Have chronic conditions
 Yes 16,426 65.4
 No 8687 34.6
Perceived health
 Excellent 4915 19.6
 Very good 9443 37.6
 Good 7437 29.6
 Fair 2536 10.1
 Poor 782 3.1