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Table 1 Characteristics of the samples

From: Psychometric properties and diagnostic accuracy of the short form of the geriatric anxiety scale (GAS-10)

Samples Structural analysis Concurrent and diagnostic performance analysis
Community (N = 1200) Community (N = 229) Clinical (N = 35)
Female 645 122 26
Male 555 107 9
Age - M ± SD (Range) 65.21 ± 9.19 (50–92) 65.01 ± 9.06 (53–91) 74.89 ± 6.99 (62–89)
Marital status
 Single 90 9 1
 Married 859 173 19
 Divorced/separated 77 11 3
 Cohabiting 10 2 2
 Widowed 151 33 10
missing 13   
Education
 None 23 6
 Primary school 268 42 11
 Lower secondary school 301 54 11
 Uppersecondary school 405 92 9
 Bachelor/Master/Doctorate 155 28 4
missing 48   
  M ± SD M ± SD
ADL (Range 0–6) 5.88 ± 0.52 5.90 ± 0.47 5.74 ± 0.51
IADL (Range 0–8) 7.27 ± 1.18 7.35 ± 1.04 6.94 ± 1.59
MMSE 27.63 ± 2.21 27.37 ± 2.52 28.69 ± 1.66
  1. MMSE Mini Mental State Examination, SF12 – PCS Physical Component Score; SF12, MCS12 Mental Component Score, ADL Activities of Daily Living, IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  2. **p < .001; *p < .01