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Table 1 Mean values and standard deviations for baseline variables

From: Attrition and generalizability in longitudinal studies: findings from a 15-year population-based study and a Monte Carlo simulation study

Variable Mean Standard deviation
Women:
 Age 29.9 4.77
 Family finances (1–5) 3.58 0.80
 Education (1–8) 5.94 1.45
 HSCL (1–4) 1.35 0.34
 Emotionality (1–5) 2.53 0.51
 Sociability (1–5) 3.74 0.59
 Activity (1–5) 3.01 0.70
 Emotional support (1–5) 4.45 0.69
 Emotional support
from friends  and family (1–5)
4.18 0.68
 Chronic stressors (1–4) 1.30 0.31
Children:
 Activity (1–5) 4.32 0.55
 Sociability (1–5) 3.95 0.52
 Emotionality (1–5) 2.79 0.61
 Shyness (1–5) 2.02 0.63