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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population: n = 1790, by gender

From: Is bullying in adolescence associated with the development of depressive symptoms in adulthood?: A longitudinal cohort study

  Total n = 1790 Males n = 746 (42%) Females n = 1044 (58%)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Depressive symptoms, age 28    
 Few 1033 (58) 447 (60) 586 (56)
 More 757 (42) 299 (40) 458 (44)
Bulling, age 15    
 Not bullied 1277 (75) 523 (74) 754 (75)
 Bullied 388 (23) 168 (24) 220 (22)
 Often bullied 41 (2) 12 (2) 29 (3)
Bulling, age 18    
 Not bullied 1173 (89) 448 (87) 725 (90)
 Bullied 148 (11) 66 (13) 82 (10)
Close friends, age 15    
 Yes 1519 (89) 594 (85) 925 (92)
 No 182 (11) 105 (15) 77 (8)
Family functioning, age 15    
 < 2 1146 (70) 475 (70) 671 (70)
 ≥ 2 494 (30) 200 (30) 294 (31)
Split home year 2003    
 Living with both parents 1399 (78) 612 (82) 787 (76)
 Living with one parent 390 (22) 134 (18) 256 (25)
Household educational level year 2003    
 < 10 years 198 (11) 78 (11) 120 (12)
 10–12 years 907 (51) 353 (48) 554 (54)
 12–15 years 542 (31) 253 (34) 289 (28)
 > 15 years 124 (7) 55 (7) 69 (7)