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Table 2 Descriptive variables and t-tests of lifestyle behaviours and mental health measures for women and men

From: Lifestyle choices and mental health: a representative population survey

   Women Men t ( df ) CI ( 95 %) d
Lifestyle behaviours Range n a M SD n a M SD
 Physical activity 0-3 4,118 1.85 1.39 3,739 1.85 1.39 −0.08 (7855) −0.06 0.06 .00
 Mental/cultural activity 0-3 4,124 2.61 1.36 3,741 2.44 1.39 5.70 (7863)*** 0.12 0.24 .12
 Alcohol frequency 0-3 4,137 1.52 1.20 3,755 2.11 1.30 −21.02 (7890)*** −0.65 -0.54 .47
 Smoking 1-2 4,158 1.73 0.44 3,773 1.73 0.45 0.65 (7929) −0.01 0.03 .00
 Body mass index 14-67 2,811 25.90 5.64 2,874 26.88 4.72 −7.11 (5683)*** −1.25 -0.71 .19
 Circadian irregularity 6-36 4,150 15.14 6.72 3,763 15.64 6.90 −3.30 (7911)** −0.81 -0.21 .07
 Social irregularity 4-24 2,937 14.31 5.08 2,576 13.83 4.86 3.57 (5511)*** 0.22 0.74 .10
Mental health
 Life satisfaction 5-35 4,131 24.60 6.34 3,750 24.76 6.31 −1.12 (7879) −0.44 0.12 .03
 Depression 0-21 4,121 3.41 4.12 3,736 3.15 4.00 2.88 (7855)** 0.08 0.44 .06
 Anxiety 0-21 4,103 2.52 3.30 3,717 2.35 3.22 2.38 (7818)* 0.03 0.32 .05
 Stress 0-21 4,121 5.54 4.47 3,738 4.98 4.18 5.65 (7857)*** 0.36 0.75 .13
  1. Note. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001.
  2. aNumbers vary due to missing data.