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Table 1 Mean level of psychological distress by age group and birth cohort

From: Gender differences in the age-cohort distribution of psychological distress in Canadian adults: findings from a national longitudinal survey

Birth cohort Men (n = 7877) Women (n = 9062) Age group Men (n = 7877) Women (n = 9062)
1980 to 1995 3.21 (2.96 – 3.46)a 4.15 (3.85 – 4.46) 18 to 29 3.20 (3.05 – 3.35) 4.01 (3.84 – 4.19)
1970 to 1979 3.16 (2.97 – 3.35) 3.79 (3.60 – 3.98) 30 to 39 2.86 (2.71 – 3.01) 3.36 (3.22 – 3.51)
1960 to 1969 2.77 (2.63 – 2.91) 3.22 (3.08 – 3.36) 40 to 49 2.59 (2.45 – 2.73) 3.13 (2.99 – 3.26)
1950 to 1959 2.52 (2.38 – 2.67) 3.13 (2.99 – 3.28) 50 to 59 2.36 (2.22 – 2.50) 2.96 (2.81 – 3.12)
1940 to 1949 2.28 (2.14 – 2.42) 2.85 (2.69 – 3.01) 60 to 69 2.12 (1.96 – 2.29) 2.68 (2.51 – 2.85)
1930 to 1939 2.05 (1.87 – 2.23) 2.71 (2.54 – 2.88) 70 to 79 2.10 (1.88 – 2.32) 2.74 (2.55 – 2.93)
1920 to 1929 2.23 (2.00 – 2.47) 2.91 (2.68 – 3.14) 80 and older 2.48 (2.11 – 2.86) 3.16 (2.86 – 3.47)
1892 to 1919 2.39 (1.97 – 2.81) 3.11 (2.77 to 3.46)  
  1. aConfidence intervals at the 0.95 level adjusted for the survey design effect.