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Table 2 Background characteristics of respondents

From: Lifetime co-occurrence of violence victimisation and symptoms of psychological ill health: a cross-sectional study of Swedish male and female clinical and population samples

  Population samples Clinical samples
  Women n = 1166 Men n = 2924 Women n = 2439 Men n = 1766
  n % n % n % N %
Age group P = 0.03 p < 0.01
≤29 251 21.8 594 20.5 390 16.1 114 6.5
30-39 241 20.9 562 19.4 523 21.5 143 8.1
40-49 284 24.6 648 22.4 489 20.1 174 9.9
≥50 377 32.7 1090 37.7 1027 42.3 1329 75.5
Civil status p < 0.01 p < 0.01
Single 224 19.4 839 29.2 374 15.5 356 20.3
Partner 931 80.6 2035 70.8 2045 84.5 1401 79.7
Education p = 0.3 p < 0.001
≤12 years 644 55.5 1668 57.4 1526 62.9 1198 68.2
≥13 years 517 44.5 1237 42.6 901 37.1 558 31.8
Occupation P < 0.01 p < 0.001
Employed 807 70.8 2308 80.0 1599 67.7 825 46.9
Retired, sick- leave, social welfare 106 9.3 196 6.8 427 18.1 840 47.8
Other (Student, Unemployed, pregnant or parental leave) 227 19.9 383 13.3 337 14.3 93 5.3
  1. Note: Item non-response n = 16-84 (0.4-2 %). P values represent differences in the distribution of background characteristics between the sexes in the clinical and population samples respectively