Table 2 Demographics of the sample including prevalence of reported psychiatric disorders and hypermobility
Females N=734Males N=153
Age, mean (s.d.)44.7 (10.4)44.2 (11.0)
5PQ=0 (%)237/734 (32.3)67/153 (43.8)
5PQ=1 (%)244/734 (33.2)52/153 (34.0)
5PQ≥2 (%)253/734 (34.5)34/153 (22.2)
5PQ≥3 (%)116/716 (16.2)11/152 (7.2)
5PQ≥4 (%)51/710 (7.2)4/152 (2.6)
5PQ=5 (%)10/709 (1.4)2/152 (1.3)
Depression (%)a143/728 (19.6)14/153 (9.2)
Questionnaire version 2bFemales N=433Males N=101
Anxiety disorders (%)c11/430 (2.5)1/100 (1.0)
Other psychiatric disorders (%)10/430 (2.3)2/100 (2.0)
  • a (‘Have you been diagnosed with depression?’)

  • b In a later stage of the study, a question about non-depressive psychiatric disorders was added. (‘Have you been diagnosed with any other psychiatric disorder? If yes, which disorder?’)

  • c Anxiety disorders were identified by examining free text responses to the item ‘other psychiatric disorder’ independently by two of the authors.

  • Missing data: 6 women did not respond to whether they had a history of depression. Out of the individuals completing the second version of the questionnaire, 3 women and 1 man did not respond to whether they had other psychiatric disorders. Regarding the 5PQ questionnaire 25 women and 1 man had one or more missing items.