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Table 1 Characteristics at baseline for the 7245 individuals, 19–30 years, with incident common mental disorders (CMDs), i.e. depressive, anxiety and stress-related disorders, during 2007 (CMD-group)

From: Trajectories of work disability and unemployment among young adults with common mental disorders

   CMD-group N (%)
Sociodemographic factors
 Sex Male 2925 (40.4)
Female 4320 (59.6)
 Age1 19–24 years 3385 (46.7)
25–30 years 3860 (53.3)
 Educational level1 Low (0–9 years) 1845 (25.5)
Medium (> 9–12 years) 3523 (48.6)
High (> 12 years) 1877 (25.9)
 Family composition1 Married/living together without child at home 202 (2.8)
Married/living together with child at home 924 (12.8)
Single without child at home 5729 (79.1)
Single with child at home 390 (5.4)
 Type of living area1 Big cities 2861 (39.5)
Medium cities 2675 (36.9)
Small cities/villages 1709 (23.6)
 Region of birth Sweden 6240 (86.1)
Western countries 424 (5.9)
Non-Western countries 581 (8.0)
 Unemployment2 No days 5314 (73.3)
1–179 days 1608 (22.2)
>  180 days 323 (4.5)
 Sickness absence2 No days 5435 (75.0)
1–89 days 1109 (15.3)
>  90 days 701 (9.7)
Medical factors
 Mental comorbidities other than CMD3 No comorbid mental disorder/comorbid CMD only 6284 (86.7)
Behavioral/emotional/developmental disorders4 391 (5.4)
Substance abuse disorders5 337 4.7)
Other affective/anxiety disorders6 139 (1.9)
Other mental disorders7 94 (1.3)
 Somatic disorders8 No 1654 (22.8)
Yes 5591 (77.2)
  1. 1Measured at 31st of December in 2006. Missing education is considered to be low educational level
  2. 2Measured during 2006
  3. 3Measured 2004–07 as last main mental diagnosis other than a CMD
  4. 4International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10): F50-F59 (behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors), F60-F69 (disorders of adult personality and behaviour), F80-F89 (disorders of psychological development), F90-F99 (behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence)
  5. 5ICD-10: F10-F19 (mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use)
  6. 6ICD-10: F30-F31 (manic episode and bipolar affective disorder), F34-F39 (persistent, other and unspecific mood disorders), F44-F48 (dissociative, somatoform and other neurotic disorders)
  7. 7ICD-10: F00-F09 (organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders), F20-F29 (schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders) and F70-F79 (mental retardation)
  8. 8All diagnoses except ICD-10 chapter V (mental disorders)
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