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Table 2 Basic characteristics of study population with valid answers for co-variables, the HUNT Study (HUNT2, 1995–1997), N = 34,262 aged 19–87 years

From: A population based validation study of self-reported pensions and benefits: the Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT)

  Female (N = 17,808) Male (N = 16,454) P-values* Total (N = 34,262)
Female 17,808 (100%) 0 (0%)   17,808 (52.0%)
Age (mean (SD)) 42.5 (12.9) 44.4 (13.0) <.001 43.4 (13.0)
Anxiety 3,135 (17.6%) 2,083 (12.7%) <.001 5,218 (15.2%)
Depression 1,544 (8.7%) 1,585 (9.6%) .002 3,129 (9.1%)
Somatic diagnosis >0 1,878 (10.6%) 2,310 (14.0%) <.001 4,188 (12.2%)
Physical activity    <.001  
  No 3,720 (20.9%) 3,947 (24.0%)   7,667 (22.4%)
  Moderate 9,497 (53.3%) 6,661 (40.5%)   16,158 (47.2%)
  Heavy 4,591 (25.8%) 5,846 (35.5%)   10,437 (30.5%)
Consumption of alcohol    <.001  
  No consumption 5,877 (33.0%) 3,176 (19.3%)   9,053 (26.4%)
  Moderate consumption 11,788 (66.2%) 12,477 (75.8%)   24,265 (70.8%)
  Heavy consumption 143 (0.8%) 801 (4.9%)   944 (2.8%)
Smoking 6,110 (34.3%) 4,973 (30.2%) <.001 11,083 (32.4%)
Marital status    <.001  
  Married 11,059 (62.1%) 10,078 (61.3%)   21,137 (61.7%)
  Not married 4,585 (25.8%) 5,076 (30.9%)   9,661 (28.2%)
  Separated or divorced 1,475 (8.3%) 1,109 (6.7%)   2,584 (7.6%)
  Widow/Widower 688 (3.9%) 189 (1.2%)   877 (2.6%)
Self-reporting disability pension 1,529 (8.6%) 1,108 (6.7%) <.001 2,637 (7.7%)
Self-reporting rehabilitation benefit 268 (1.5%) 226 (1.4%) .087 494 (1.4%)
Self-reporting retirement pension 667 (3.8%) 906 (5.5%) <.001 1,573 (4.6%)
  1. *testing if there is a significant difference between genders, chi-square test/T-test.