Table 1

Comparison of demographic characteristic of the respondents (N=403) and non-respondents (N=155)

Demographic characteristics n (%)Respondent
n=403
Non-respondent
n=155
p Value (χ2, df)
Age, mean (SD)39.7 (12,8)35.4 (12,0)<0.001
Range18–6518–64
Gender, n (%)0.014* (6.16, 1)
 Male179 (44)87 (56)
 Female224 (56)68 (44)
Marital status, n (%)0.039* (8.29, 3)
 Single188 (47)85 (55)
 Married122 (30)28 (18)
 Divorced81 (20)36 (23)
 Widowed10 (3)4 (3)
Vocational education, n (%)0.027* (10.96, 4)
 None110 (27)63 (40)
 Vocational training courses59 (17)20 (13)
 Primary vocational skill certificate117 (29)41 (27)
 Secondary vocational skill certificate58 (14)20 (13)
 University degree43 (11)9 (6) 
Missing information6 (2)2 (1)
Employment status, n (%)0.639 (2.54, 4)
 Employed76 (19)29 (19)
 Retired196 (49)67 (43)
 Housework/self-employed11 (3)4 (3)
 Student40 (10)19 (12)
 Job seeker72 18)35 (23)
Missing information8 (2)1 (<1)
Diagnosis (ICD-10), n (%)0.134 (13.1, 9)
 F00-F09†1 (<1)
 F10-F19‡13 (3)16 (10)
 F20-F29§154 (38)56 (36)
 F30-F39¶115 (29)40 (26)
 F40-F49**35 (9)11 (7)
 F50-F59††1 (<1)
 F60-F69‡‡48 (12)22 (14) 
 F70-F79§§3 (<1)1 (<1)
 F80-F89¶¶2 (<1)1 (<1)
 F90-F98***1 (<1)
 Diagnose missing30 (7)8 (5)
Geographical categorisation (NUTS), n (%)0.252 (4.09, 3)
 West Finland36 (9)16 (10)
 Helsinki-Uusimaa104 (26)44 (28)
 South Finland115 (28)52 (34)
 North and East Finland148 (37)43 (28)
Age at first contact in psychiatric services, mean (SD)28.2 (12,1)25.2 (10,1)0.003
 Range3–643–52
  • *Statistically significant (p<0.05) by χ2 test and t test.

  • †Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders.

  • ‡Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use.

  • §Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders.

  • ¶Mood (affective) disorders.

  • **Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders.

  • ††Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors.

  • ‡‡Disorders of adult personality and behaviour.

  • §§Mental retardation.

  • ¶¶Disorders of psychological development.

  • ***Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence.

  • ICD, International Classification of Diseases; NUTS, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics.