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Table 2 Distribution of psychosocial factors in study sample (n = 11,409), Malmö, Sweden (1992–2009)

From: Psychosocial factors and attendance at a population-based mammography screening program in a cohort of Swedish women

Psychosocial factors N (%)
Living alone or with others  
  Alone 2,851 (25.0%)
  With partner only 5,549 (48.7%)
  With partner and children 2,322 (20.4%)
  With children only 576 (5.1%)
  With parents or other 104 (0.9%)
Number of children  
  None 1,541 (13.5%)
  One 2,365 (20.8%)
  Two 4,848 (42.6%)
  Three or more 2,632 (23.1%)
Having siblings  
  Yes 9,929 (87.0%)
  No 1,480 (13.0%)
Feeling lonely  
  Often/sometimes 4,619 (40.6%)
  Seldom/never 6,763 (59.4%)
  Missing 27
Social participation (13 items)  
  Low 3,128 (27.5%)
  High 8,252 (72.5%)
  Missing 29
Social anchorage (5 items)  
  Low 1,044 (9.2%)
  High 10,358 (90.8%)
  Missing 7
Instrumental support (1 item)  
  Low (low/medium) 2,831 (24.9%)
  High 8,557 (75.1%)
  Missing 24
Emotional support (3 items)  
  Low 2,298 (20.2%)
  High 9,097 (79.8%)
  Missing 14
Control/Mastery (4 items)  
  Low 3,294 (29.0%)
  High 8,056 (71.0%)
  Missing 59
Stress (non-work related)  
  Yes 3,830 (33.7%)
  No 7,548 (66.3%)
  Missing 31