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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample (N = 2287)

From: Socio-economic consequences of mental distress: quantifying the impact of self-reported mental distress on the days of incapacity to work and medical costs in a two-year period: a longitudinal study in Germany

  N Percent
Gender
 Female 2029 88.7%
 Male 258 11.3%
Age
 18–33 years 366 16.0%
 34–49 years 906 39.6%
 50–65 years 1015 44.4%
Marital status
 Married 1655 72.4%
 Not married 632 27.6%
Years of school education
 No school-leaving certificate 57 2.5%
 9 years 592 25.9%
 10 years 1051 46.0%
 13 years (A-Level) 587 25.7%
Employment Status
 Employed 2276 99.5%
 Unemployed 11 0.5%
Mental distress category (HADS)
 No case 1089 47.6%
 Mild case 552 24.1%
 Moderate case 538 23.5%
 Severe case 108 4.7%