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Table 2 Baseline sociodemographic characteristics

From: Life Balance – a mindfulness-based mental health promotion program: conceptualization, implementation, compliance and user satisfaction in a field setting

   Female Male Total
(N = 1,506) (N = 307) (N = 1,813)
Age M 49.18 50.97 49.48
SD 11.45 10.67 11.34
Range 18–87 28–82 18–87
Age groups 18–30 years 6.0 % 2.0 % 5.3 %
31–40 years 15.8 % 11.7 % 15.1 %
41–50 years 31.1 % 36.8 % 32.0 %
51–60 years 33.5 % 33.9 % 33.5 %
61–70 years 9.8 % 10.7 % 10.0 %
>71 years 3.9 % 4.9 % 4.0 %
Education No school leaving certificate 0.6 % 0.3 % 0.6 %
9 yrs. of education 21.6 % 28.3 % 22.7 %
10 yrs. of education 46.9 % 32.2 % 44.4 %
≥ 12 yrs. of education 30.9 % 39.1 % 32.3 %
Marital status Married 57.6 % 64.6 % 58.9 %
Single 19.1 % 22.3 % 19.7 %
Divorced 16.3 % 11.1 % 15.5 %
Widowed 5.4 % 0.7 % 4.6 %
Common law 1.3 % 1.3 % 1.3 %
Living with spouse or partner Yes 67.8 % 73.9 % 68.8 %
No 30.8 % 26.1 % 30.0 %