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Table 2 Descriptive statistics

From: Mental distress predicts divorce over 16 years: the HUNT study

Variable Mean SD Range
Husbands’ general mental health 8.04 4.10 0-34 (High score = poor mental health)
Wives’ general mental health 8.88 4.53 0-34 (High score = poor mental health)
Husbands’ age 52.04 15.26 22-95
Wives’ age 48.85 15.00 21-101
Children under 5 years 0.18 0.38 0-1 (No, Yes)
Children 6 to 15 years 0.36 0.48 0-1 (No, Yes)
Children older than 15 years 0.38 0.47 0-1 (No, Yes)
Years of marriage 32.31 18.47 0-86
Husbands’ physical health 2.84 0.66 1-4 (Poor, Not so good, Good, Very good)
Wives’ physical health 2.85 0.66 1-4 (Poor, Not so good, Good, Very good)
Husbands’ alcohol use, frequency 1.60 0.85 0-4 (High score = high frequency)
Husbands’ alcohol use, felt intoxicated 0.23 0.42 0-1 (No, Yes)
Wives’ alcohol use, frequency 1.23 0.78 0-4 (High score = high frequency)
Wives’ alcohol use, felt intoxicated 0.07 0.25 0-1 (No, Yes)
Husbands’ social support 4.39 0.90 1-5 (high score = high level of support)
Wives’ social support 4.13 1.01 1-5 (high score = high level of support)