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Table 2 Socio-demographic data for the seven samples (percentage of the respective samples)

From: Psychometric properties of the Positive Mental Health Scale (PMH-scale)

Characteristics Students Retest samples Patients Dresden Predictor Study samples
Retest sample 1 Retest sample 2 Retest sample 3 Stable healthy Incidence Stable mentally ill Remission
Sample size 5406 167 1004 1294 1547 683 169 232 310
Age (years): mean (S.D.) 26.3 (4.0) 36.7 (12.9) 43.4 (13.0) 54.7 (17.1) 48.9 (8.4) 22.7 (1.8) 22.6 (1.8) 22.7 (1.8) 22.7 (1.8)
Gender (%)          
 Female 55.5 68.9 49.9 43.9 74.8 100 100 100 100
 Male 44.5 31.1 50.1 56.1 25.2 - - - -
Marital status (%)          
 Single 30.3 12.6 34.6 21.6 8.3 35.0 40.2 37.1 35.2
 Partnership 40.0 36.5 2.1 1.1 7.9 60.6 56.8 57.8 59.7
 Married 0.3 43.7 51.7 57.0 62.8 4.2 3.0 5.2 4.8
 Divorced 0.3 6 9.9 9.1 15.7 0 0 0 0
 Widowed 0 1.2 1.7 11.2 5.3 0.1 0 0 0.3
Occupation (%)          
 Self-employed - 6.7 - - 2.7 0.3 1.4 1.1 1.4
 Manual worker/technician - 8.6 - - 9.3 12.5 13.7 16.0 13.7
 Simple/mid-level employee - 66.9 - - 61.5 51.4 47.9 54.3 68.3
 White-collar/executive employee - 4.3 - - 13.6 4.2 2.7 4.3 5.8
 Other (students, pensioner etc.) 100 13.5 20.5 39.4 12.7 31.6 34.2 24.5 24.5
Employment (%)          
 Full time - 66.5 47.7 32.0 45.3 29.6 26.6 27.6 28.7
 Part time - 25.1 18.4 17.25 21.3 17.7 15.4 15.5 19.0
 Non-working - 8.4 6.8 8.0 15.9 50.4 54.4 49.1 46.8
 Unemployed - 0 6.5 3.3 17.5 2.4 3.6 7.8 5.5