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Table 2 Socio-demographic composition of couples by marital trajectory

From: Divorce and subsequent increase in uptake of antidepressant medication: a Finnish registry-based study on couple versus individual effects

Husband’s age N % N %
40-44 15,487 14.3 1,357 29.8
45-49 27,999 25.8 1,659 36.4
50-54 27,867 25.7 980 21.5
55-59 21,003 19.3 401 8.8
60-64 16,281 15.0 161 3.5
Wife’s age     
40-44 25,116 23.1 2,038 44.7
45-49 29,700 27.3 1,448 31.8
50-54 26,574 24.5 749 16.4
55-59 18,088 16.6 243 5.3
60-64 9,159 8.4 80 1.8
Husband’s education     
Basic or unknown 41,928 38.6 1,425 31.3
Intermediate 33,422 30.8 1,643 36.0
Tertiary 33,287 30.6 1,490 32.7
Wife’s education     
Basic or unknown 39,981 36.8 1,261 27.7
Intermediate 37,892 34.9 1,721 37.8
Tertiary 30,764 28.3 1,576 34.6
Household net income quintiles    
Lowest 21,188 19.5 1,130 24.8
2. 21,430 19.7 925 20.3
3. 21,818 20.1 889 19.5
4. 22,127 20.4 808 17.7
Highest 22,074 20.3 806 17.7
Children under 18     
No 66,183 60.9 1,767 38.8
Yes 42,454 39.1 2,791 61.2