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Table 2 Life event occurrence by demographic characteristics

From: The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and well-being: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell health and well-being survey

Demographic characteristicsa Life eventsa
Health event New job or promotion Unemployed, redundancy or reduced hours Parenthood Relationship breakdown Bereavement Marriage Victimisation Behavioural problem with child Housing improvement House move
n (% of whole sample)
Total number 328 (26.3) 88 (7.1) 93 (7.5) 66 (5.3) 52 (4.2) 312 (25.0) 17 (1.4) 88 (7.1) 31 (2.5) 560 (44.9) 459 (36.8)
n (% of those who experienced a LE)
Gender
 Male 133 (40.5) 38 (43.2) 50 (53.8) 20 (30.3) 17 (32.7) 116 (37.2) 5 (29.4) 31 (35.2) 3 (9.7) 231 (41.3) 190 (41.4)
 Female 195 (59.5) 50 (56.8) 43 (46.2) 46 (69.7) 35 (67.3) 196 (62.8) 12 (70.6) 57 (64.8) 28 (90.3) 329 (58.8) 269 (58.6)
Age
16–24 2 (0.6) 4 (4.5) 5 (5.4) 4 (6.1) 2 (3.8) 4 (1.3) 1 (5.9) 3 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 8 (1.4) 7 (1.5)
25–39 36 (11.0) 42 (47.7) 30 (32.3) 52 (78.8) 10 (19.2) 58 (18.6) 8 (47.1) 23 (26.1) 16 (51.6) 104 (18.6) 82 (17.9)
40–54 109 (33.2) 35 (39.8) 42 (45.2) 8 (12.1) 34 (65.4) 105 (33.7) 3 (17.6) 45 (51.1) 14 (45.2) 162 (28.9) 132 (28.8)
55–64 58 (17.7) 5 (5.7) 13 (14.0) 2 (3.0) 3 (5.8) 45 (14.4) 3 (17.6) 9 (10.2) 0 (0.0) 111 (19.8) 73 (15.9)
65+ 123 (37.5) 2 (2.3) 3 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 3 (5.8) 100 (32.1) 2 (11.8) 8 (9.1) 1 (3.2) 175 (31.3) 165 (35.9)
Education
None/SLC 231 (70.4) 25 (28.4) 40 (43.0) 30 (45.5) 34 (65.4) 184 (59.0) 5 (29.4) 41 (46.6) 13 (41.9) 351 (62.7) 290 (63.2)
>SLC 84 (25.6) 59 (67.0) 49 (52.7) 34 (51.5) 15 (28.8) 120 (38.5) 10 (58.8) 45 (51.1) 18 (58.1) 180 (32.1) 146 (31.8)
Missing 13 (4.0) 4 (4.5) 4 (4.3) 2 (3.0) 3 (5.8) 8 (2.6) 2 (11.8) 2 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 29 (5.2) 23 (5.0)
  1. aData collected at wave 3, 2011 for life events that had occurred since wave 2, 2008