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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Social support in the general population: standardization of the Oslo social support scale (OSSS-3)

Variables n %
Sex
 Male 1204 47.7
 Female 1320 52.3
Age Groups, years
 14–24 302 12.0
 25–34 298 11.8
 35–44 453 17.9
 45–54 448 17.7
 55–64 409 16.2
 65–74 406 16.1
  ≥ 75 208 8.3
Marital Status
 Married/Living together 1313 52.0
 Separated/Living Apart 24 1.0
 Single 606 24,0
 Divorced 262 10.4
 Widowed 319 12.6
Net Household Income
  < 1250€ 559 23.3
 1250 - < 2500€ 1243 51.7
  > 2500€ 602 25.0
Employment
 Yesa 2384 94.5
 No 140 5.5
Education
 None completed 42 1.7
 Pupils 119 4.7
 High School 1943 76.9
 College 297 11.1
 University 141 5.6
  1. a(includes part-time employed)