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Table 2 Number of all Undesirable Events by LES Categoriesa by Occasion (Mean N of Items Reported (SD), Adjusted Mean)

From: Undesirable stressful life events, impact, and correlates during midlife: observations from the Seattle midlife women’s health study

Category (Number of Items) Occasion N = 381 Occasion N = 235 Occasion 3 N = 221 Occasion 4 N = 192
Health (9) .73 (.99) .08 .48 (.79) .05 .42 (.73) .05 .42 (.76) .05
Work (15) .64 (1.00) .04 .69 (1.00) .05 .48 (.92) .03 .54 (.95) .04
Residence (4) .18 (.46) .05 .09 (.31) .02 .05 (.22) .01 .07 (.31) .02
Love & Marriage (13) .71 (1.20) .05 .50 (.98) .11b .38 (.86) .03 .31 (.70) .02
Family & Close Friends (8) .72 (.82) .09 .69 (.81) .04 .49 (.71) .06b .51 (.72) .06b
Personal & Social (12) .75 (1.03) .06 .60 (.81) .05 .56 (.84) .05 .58 (.88) .05
Financial (5) .48 (.72) .10b .29 (.55) .06 .32 (.66) .06b .25 (.49) .05
Crime & Legal Matters (6) .42 (.65) .07 .37 (.63) .06 .29 (.59) .05 .30 (.59) .05
Parenting (5) .40 (.69) .08 .26 (.54) .05 .18 (.50) .04 .15 (.44) .04
Total Number of Undesirable Events 5.02 (3.82) 3.98 (2.71) 3.18 (2.97) 3.13 (3.01)
  1. a Adjusted mean total scores represent the simple average number of items for each of the subscales, calculated by dividing the total number of items selected per category by the number of items in each category to enable comparison across categories
  2. b Represents the highest category per Occasion