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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by self-reported good or poor mental health

From: Associations between the structural and functional aspects of social relations and poor mental health: a cross-sectional register study

  Mental Health
Good Poor
N (%) 12,417 (78.4) 3422 (21.6)
Age (mean (SD)) 51.4 (17.0) 49.0 (17.8)
Sex, n (%)
 Women 6234 (50.2) 2020 (59.0)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married 7711 (62.1) 1682 (49.2)
Citizenship, n (%)
 Danish 12,147 (97.8) 3276 (95.7)
Education, n (%)
 Basic school 3002 (24.2) 1027 (30.0)
 High school 767 (6.2) 268 (7.8)
 Vocational education 5164 (41.6) 1286 (37.6)
 Short/medium education 2751 (22.2) 651 (19.0)
 Higher education 733 (5.9) 190 (5.6)
Labour, n (%)
 Employed 7218 (58.1) 1515 (44.3)
 Student 771 (6.2) 298 (8.7)
 Retired 3300 (26.6) 722 (21.1)
 Unemployed 392 (3.2) 163 (4.8)
 Health-Related Benefits 736 (5.9) 724 (21.2)
Income, n (%)
 0–35,340 EUR 5274 (42.5) 1897 (55.4)
 35,341–62,596 EUR 5573 (44.9) 1309 (38.3)
 62,597–92,488 EUR 1167 (9.4) 165 (4.8)
  < 92,489 EUR 403 (3.2) 51 (1.5)
Depression, n (%)
 Depressed 11,608 (93.5) 2615 (76.4)
  1. All p-values were below 0.05