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Table 2 Characteristics of the study populations by self-reported good or poor mental health regarding exposure variables

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)
Contact with family, n (%)
 more than once a week 10,049 (80.9) 2578 (75.3)
 more than once a month 1832 (14.8) 562 (16.4)
 less than once a month 536 (4.3) 282 (8.2)
Contact with friends, n (%)
 more than once a week 9252 (74.5) 2217 (64.8)
 more than once a month 2502 (20.1) 773 (22.6)
 less than once a month 663 (5.3) 432 (12.6)
Contact with colleagues, n (%)
 more than once a week 4068 (32.8) 861 (25.2)
 more than once a month 2583 (20.8) 589 (17.2)
 less than once a month 5766 (46.4) 1972 (57.6)
Contact with neighbours, n (%)
 more than once a week 6519 (52.5) 1434 (41.9)
 more than once a month 2898 (23.3) 694 (20.3)
 less than once a month 3000 (24.2) 1294 (37.8)
Contact with online friends, n (%)
 more than once a week 1911 (15.4) 617 (18.0)
 more than once a month 1181 (9.5) 300 (8.8)
 less than once a month 9325 (75.1) 2505 (73.2)
Reachability, n (%)
 Yes 9914 (79.8) 2144 (62.7)
 No 2503 (20.2) 1278 (37.3)
Emotional support, n (%)
 Yes 11,457 (92.3) 2611 (76.3)
 No 960 (7.7) 811 (23.7)
Instrumental support, n (%)
 Yes 12,191 (98.2) 3225 (94.2)
 No 226 (1.8) 197 (5.8)
  1. All p-values were below 0.05
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