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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (n = 5396)

From: Measurement properties and normative data for the Norwegian SF-36: results from a general population survey

  Number Percent
Age, years; mean (SD) 46.57 (17.44)  
Age category, years 296 5.49
15–19 yrs   
20–29 729 13.51
30–39 1016 18.83
40–49 1080 20.01
50–59 980 18.16
60–69 675 12.51
70–79 439 8.14
80- 181 3.35
Gender
 Female 2773 51.39
 Male 2623 48.61
Marital statusa
 Divorced/separated 441 8.17
 Cohabitant/married 2964 54.93
 Single 1679 31.12
 Widowed 311 5.76
Educationb
 Under 10 yrs 839 16.49
 10 – 12 yrs 2746 53.97
 University (>12 yrs) 1503 29.54
  1. aMissing data for one respondent
  2. bMissing data for 141 respondents