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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study sample (n = 1005)

From: Mental wellbeing in the German old age population largely unaltered during COVID-19 lockdown: results of a representative survey

  Total Women
(n = 566)
Men
(n = 439)
Group difference
(p-value)
Age; M, SD, range 75.50 (7.11; 65–94) 76.03 (7.31) 74.82 (6.78) .008
Education; n, %     < .001
 Low 279 (27.7) 170 (30.6) 109 (24.9)
 Middle 352 (35.1) 240 (43.2) 113 (25.9)
 High 360 (35.9) 145 (26.1) 215 (49.2)
Marital status; n, %     <.001
 Married 560 (55.7) 247 (43.9) 313 (71.5)
 Single 78 (7.8) 42 (7.5) 36 (8.2)
 Divorced 100 (9.9) 70 (12.4) 30 (6.8)
 Widowed 264 (26.2) 204 (36.2) 59 (13.5)
Living situation; n, %     < .001
 Living alone 341 (33.9) 227 (40.5) 114 (25.9)
 Living with partner 514 (51.2) 243 (43.3) 271 (61.6)
 Living with others 146 (14.5) 91 (16.2) 55 (12.5)
  1. Missing values: education: n = 13 (1.3%); marital status: n = 4 (0.4%); living situation: n = 4 (0.4%)