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Table 1 Characteristics (%) of men and women exposed (yes) and unexposed (no) to physical violence during the past year

From: Experience of physical violence and mental health among young men and women: a population-based study in Sweden

  Men Women
  Physical violence Physical violence
  Yes No Yes No
Psychological health     
Good 79.3 81.2 49.5 73.5
Poor 20.7 18.8 50.5 26.5
Age     
18-24 68.7 38.8 54.5 40.3
25-34 31.3 61.2 45.5 59.7
Country of origin     
Sweden 89.8 81.5 82.1 81.4
Other Nordic countries 1.1 2.4 0.9 2.4
The rest of Europe 2.7 9.1 7.5 8.1
Outside Europe 6.5 7.0 9.4 8.1
Socioeconomic status     
Higher non-manual 4.5 9.0 1.4 7.3
Medium non-manual 2.5 12.0 9.1 15.1
Lower non-manual 4.5 4.7 8.7 8.4
Skilled manual 12.9 11.4 13.9 8.5
Unskilled manual 21.8 15.2 22.1 14.5
Self-employed/farmer 2.2 4.0 0.5 2.3
Early retired 0.3 0.4 1.4 0.5
Unemployed 10.4 6.0 11.1 6.4
Student 23.8 23.0 22.1 26.6
Unclassified 16.8 13.6 8.7 9.4
Long term sick leave 0.3 0.6 1.0 1.0
Economic stress     
Never 64.2 74.1 48.1 65.2
Occasionally 26.8 18.1 28.1 24.7
Half the year 3.4 4.4 14.3 5.4
Every month 5.6 3.4 9.5 4.8
Alcohol risk consumption     
No 46.5 71.1 59.0 79.6
Yes 53.5 28.9 41.0 20.4
Emotional support     
High 62.0 68.2 48.8 75.2
Low 38.0 31.8 51.2 24.8
Instrumental support     
High 73.9 79.5 68.2 80.4
Low 26.1 20.5 31.8 19.6
Trust (horizontal)     
High 42.7 60.5 37.2 56.1
Low 57.3 39.5 62.8 43.9
  1. Prevalences (%) of psychological health, age, country of origin, socioeconomic status, economic stress, alcohol risk consumption, emotional support, instrumental support and trust among men and women who had/had not experienced physical violence during the past year. Men (n = 2,624), women (n = 3,569), and total (n = 6,193) aged 18–34 years. The public health survey in Skåne 2008.