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Table 1 Characteristics of the general sample and of the sample with self-reported anxiety or depression (%)

From: Gender differences in the use of psychiatric outpatient specialist services in Tromsø, Norway are dependent on age: a population-based cross-sectional survey

  General population Population with anxiety/depression
  Both genders Women (51.7 %) Men (48.3 %) Both genders Women (64.5 %) Men (35.5 %)
Psychiatric outpatient visits last year n = 10253 n = 5304 n = 4949 n = 1768 n = 1140 n = 628
 No 96.1 95.4 96.7 87.6 86.5 89.5
 Yes 3.9 4.6 3.3 12.4 13.5 10.5
Age n = 10253 n = 5304 n = 4949 n = 1768 n = 1140 n = 628
 30–39 4.1 4.5 3.7 4.5 4.8 3.8
 40–49 29.9 30.5 29.3 29.0 27.1 32.2
 50–59 19.6 19.5 19.6 21.4 21.1 22.0
 60–69 30.9 29.7 32.1 27.3 26.8 28.0
 70–79 12.4 12.3 12.6 14.1 15.3 11.9
 80–87 3.1 3.5 2.7 3.7 4.7 1.9
Marital status n = 10010 n = 5138 n = 4872 n = 1719 n = 1100 n = 619
 Single 23.6 29.7 17.1 32.5 36.4 25.7
 Married/cohabitant 76.4 70.3 82.9 67.5 63.6 74.3
Household incomea n = 9625 n = 4858 n = 4767 n = 1640 n = 1033 n = 607
 Low 10.2 13.5 6.7 17.9 21.6 11.5
 Low middle 25.8 28.5 23.1 32.1 32.8 31.0
 High middle 36.3 33.1 39.5 32.4 30.2 36.1
 High 27.7 24.9 30.7 17.6 15.3 21.4
Educationb n = 10149 n = 5249 n = 4900 n = 1740 n = 1126 n = 614
 Low 26.2 28.9 23.4 33.7 35.8 29.8
 Middle 33.6 31.9 35.3 32.2 32.8 31.3
 High 40.2 39.2 41.3 34.1 31.4 38.9
Degree of anxiety/depression n = 10253 n = 5304 n = 4949 n = 1768 n = 1140 n = 628
 Not at all 82.8 78.5 87.3 - - -
 Moderate 16.8 20.9 12.4 97.3 97.0 97.9
 Severe 0.5 0.6 0.3 2.7 3.0 2.1
GP visits last year n = 10197 n = 5269 n = 4928 n = 1763 n = 1136 n = 627
 No 19.3 15.4 23.5 9.5 7.9 12.4
 Yes 80.7 84.6 76.5 90.5 92.1 87.6
  1. GP general practitioner
  2. aLow (<200000 NOK), Low middle (201000–400000 NOK), High middle (401000–700000 NOK), High (>700000 NOK)
  3. bLow (primary/part of secondary school), Middle (high school), High (college/university)