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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Cut-off values for the applied version of the Beck Depression Inventory in a general working population

Variable   Males Females
  n 2,552 47.2 % 2,860 52.8 %
Highest school leaving graduation Low graduation 781 30.6 % 544 19.0 %
Middle graduation 886 34.7 % 1,374 48.0 %
High graduation 837 32.8 % 899 31.4 %
Other/w.o. graduation 51 2.0 % 309 10.8 %
Employment status Full time 2,417 94.7 % 1,242 43.4 %
Part time 84 3.3 % 1,309 45.8 %
Other 51 2.0 % 309 10.8 %
Personal net income <1000 Euro 109 4.3 % 1,091 38.1 %
1000 - <2000 Euro 958 37.5 % 1,254 43.8 %
2000 - <3000 Euro 838 32.8 % 312 10.9 %
3000 - <4000 Euro 287 11.2 % 49 1.7 %
≥4000 Euro 242 9.5 % 25 0.9 %
Missing data 118 4.6 % 129 4.5 %