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Table 1 Prevalence of probable mental problems according to the GHQ-12 and MHI-5 in relation to sociodemographic characteristics.

From: Measuring mental health of the Dutch population: a comparison of the GHQ-12 and the MHI-5

N = 9,687 GHQ-12 ≥ 2 MHI-5 MHI-5 ≤ 72
  % OR (95% CI) Mean (SD) % OR (95% CI)
Total 22.8 - 80 (16) 20.6 -
Sex      
   Male (ref) 19.2 1.00 83 (15) 14.6 1.00
   Female 25.7 1.40 (1.26–1.55) 78 (17) 25.5 1.81 (1.62–2.02)
Age      
   18–24 (ref) 25.0 1.00 80 (6) 17.7 1.00
   25–44 25.6 1.22 (0.99–1.51) 81 (15) 19.4 1.46 (1.15–1.85)
   45–64 22.0 1.00 (0.79–1.25) 81 (16) 19.5 1.38 (1.07–1.78)
   65–74 16.6 0.61 (0.47–0.81) 79 (17) 22.2 1.27 (0.96–1.70)
   75+ 21.1 0.70 (0.52–0.94) 76 (17) 30.9 1.55 (1.14–2.10)
Education      
   Primary 25.2 1.34 (1.12–1.60) 75 (19) 32.4 2.28 (1.90–2.75)
   Lower 22.3 1.01 (0.88–1.16) 80 (16) 21.8 1.46 (1.25–1.71)
   Secondary 21.1 0.87 (0.75–1.00) 82 (15) 16.7 1.08 (0.92–1.27)
   Higher (ref) 23.5 1.00 82 (14) 16.0 1.00
Marital Status      
   Married (ref) 20.0 1.00 82 (15) 17.3 1.00
   Unmarried 27.7 1.50 (1.30–1.73) 79 (16) 21.8 1.64 (1.41–1.92)
   Divorced 34.5 2.02 (1.65–2.47) 73 (19) 35.6 2.59 (2.11–3.18)
   Widowed 25.8 1.58 (1.28–1.95) 72 (19) 37.3 1.96 (1.62–2.39)
  1. OR = Odds Ratio, adjusted for confounders; SD = Standard Deviation