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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics; mean, SD, n (%) of age, gender, education and marital status among participants and non-responders

From: Validation of the WHOQOL-Bref: psychometric properties and normative data for the Norwegian general population

Mean age (SD) Participants Non-responders Population
n = 654 n = 2346 n = 3,827,770
50.3 (16.2) 47.8 (17.1)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age groups    
 18–39 188 (30) 846 (36) 1,529,499 (40)
 40–59 218 (35) 736 (31) 1,296,027 (34)
 60–75 226 (36) 765 (33) 1,002,244 (26)
Gender    
 Women 345 (54) 1162 (50) 1,930,370 (50)
 Men 299 (46) 1185 (51) 1,897,400 (50)
Educational level    
 Primary/Secondary school 81 (13) 1,116,735 (29)
 High school 273 (43) 1,597,491 (42)
 College/University 284 (45) 1,005,365 (26)
Marital status    
 Married or partnered 484 (74%)
 Single 78 (12%)
 Separated/divorced/widowed 78 (12%)
  1. No data on level of education or marital status for non-responders is available. No data on mean age and marital status are provided for the population data