Table 1

Key characteristics of the study participants (N=5895)

Categorical variablen (%)
Age (years)
 <553027 (51.4)
 55–691800 (30.5)
 ≥701068 (18.1)
Sex
 Female3361 (57.0)
 Male2534 (43.0)
Marital status
 Single1025 (17.4)
 Married/cohabiting3878 (65.8)
 Divorced/widow992 (16.8)
Annual household income (€)
 ≤30 0001453 (24.65)
 30 001–50 0001489 (25.26)
 50 001–90 0001862 (31.59)
 >90 0001091 (18.51)
Employment status
 Full-time job3073 (52.1)
 Part-time job358 (6.07)
 Retired1933 (32.8)
 Unemployed298 (5.06)
 Other233 (3.95)
Education
 Comprehensive school789 (13.4)
 Vocational or high school1361 (23.1)
 College level or polytechnic training1890 (32.1)
 Academic training1855 (31.5)
Smoking
 No4850 (82.3)
 ≤2 units per week218 (3.70)
 >2 units per week827 (14.0)
Weekly physical exercise
 Less than once1151 (19.53)
 One to two times1935 (32.82)
 More than two times2809 (47.66)
Comorbidities
 None3191 (54.13)
 One comorbidity1544 (26.19)
 Two comorbidities687 (11.65)
 Three comorbidities352 (5.97)
 NA121 (2.05)
Doctor-diagnosed/treated depression
 No5518 (93.6)
 Yes377 (6.40)
Depression medication use
 No5450 (93.4)
 Yes385 (6.53)
 NA60 (1.02)
  • NA, not available.