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Table 1 Variable descriptions and characteristics of data

From: Mental health and satisfaction with partners: a longitudinal analysis in the UK

Variable Description Mean Std. Dev Min Q1 Median Q3 Max
Satisfaction Satisfaction with partner (1—not at all to 7 completely) 6.401 1.005 1 6 7 7 7
Partner Partner satisfaction 6.401 1.005 1 6 7 7 7
GHQ12 GHQ12 Likert scale (0 to 36) 10.877 5.061 0 7 10 13 36
GHQ12Partner Partner GHQ12 Likert scale (0 to 36) 10.877 5.061 0 7 10 13 36
Sex Sex (1 – male, 0 -female) 0.500 0.500 0 1
Age Age in years 50.121 15.708 18 36 48 63 94
Higher Education Has a degree or equivalent (1—yes, 0—no) 0.261 0.439 0 1
Alevel Has A levels (1—yes, 0—no) 0.205 0.404 0 1
GCSE Has GCSEs or other qualification(1—yes, 0—no) 0.336 0.472 0 1
Child 0–2 Number of children aged 0 to 2 years 0.100 0.316 0 0 0 0 3
Child 3–4 Number of children aged 3 to 4 years 0.107 0.325 0 0 0 0 3
Child 5–11 Number of children aged 5 to 11 years 0.382 0.720 0 0 0 1 4
Child 12–15 Number of children aged 12 to 15 years 0.148 0.431 0 0 0 0 3
Real Family Income Real gross monthly household income (£000) 1.773 1.650 0.00 0.66 1.39 2.39 21.04
Self employed Self-employed (1—yes, 0—no) 0.083 0.276 0 1
Employed Employed full time (1—yes, 0—no) 0.521 0.500 0 1
Unemployed Unemployed (1—yes, 0—no) 0.013 0.114 0 1
Retired Retired (1—yes, 0—no) 0.264 0.441 0 1
Maternity leave On maternity leave (1—yes, 0—no) 0.007 0.086 0 1
Family care Caring for the family (1—yes, 0—no) 0.071 0.257 0 1
Full-time study In full-time study (1—yes, 0—no) 0.004 0.061 0 1
Long-term sick On long-term sick leave (1—yes, 0—no) 0.032 0.177 0 1
England Respondent is from England (1—yes, 0—no) 0.583 0.493 0 1
Scotland Respondent is from Scotland (1—yes, 0—no) 0.171 0.377 0 1
Wales Respondent is from Wales (1—yes, 0—no) 0.153 0.360 0 1
n   42,464