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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Alcohol use in the first three years of bereavement: a national representative survey

  Bereaved for one year Bereaved for two years Bereaved for three years Non- bereaved Total sample
N 181 127 158 3991 4457
gender (% of females) 58,0 55,1 62,0 59,9 59,5
Age      
- males      
   mean 47,2 47,5 45,6 46,0 46,4
   SD (14,11) (11,47) (13,90) (17,14) (16,65)
- females      
   mean 49,9 55,3 48,1 49,8 49,9
   SD (13,95) (13,02) (13,45) (18,59) (17,94)
Education      
- males      
   elementary 23.1% 16.8% 12.3% 18.8% 18.8%
   secondary 66.9% 68.9% 66.2% 67.7% 67.6%
   higher ed. 10.0% 14.3% 21.5% 13.5% 13.5%
- females      
   elementary 35.2% 32.6% 24.8% 32.8% 32.8%
   secondary 56.0% 55.1% 65.2% 51.5% 52.4%
   higher ed. 8.8% 12.2% 10.0% 15.6% 14.8%