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Table 1 Scores (Standard Deviations) of the French FMI version for the non-clinical middle-aged sample according to the age, gender, meditation experience, and stressful event reported.

From: Validation of a French version of the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory - short version: relationships between mindfulness and stress in an adult population

Non-clinical middle-aged sample (506)
Variables n % FMI t values p
Age (group) < 36 years 316 61.6 38.5 (5.1) t = -2.56 p < .01
  > 37 years 190 37.4 39.7 (5.5)   
Gender Men 269 53.16 39.24 (5.35) t = 1.21 p > .05
  Women 235 46.84 38.68 (5.57)   
Marital status Married or as couple 339 66.99 39.3(5.38) t = 1.28 p > .05
  Divorced 66 13.04 38.67(5.52)   
  Single 101 19.96    
Educational level Undergraduate studies 210 41.3 38.71 (5.75) t = 1.04 p > .05
  graduate studies 296 58.7 39.21 (5.12)   
Employment status Middle managers 405 80.04 38.87(5.3) t = 1.35 p > .05
  Top managers 101 19.96 39.1(5.5)   
Companies Small   34.6 38.72(5.34) t = 1.52 p > .05
  Large   65.4 39.1(5.46)   
Relaxation experience No 473 93.48 38.9 (5.18) t = 1.75 p = .08
  Yes 33 6.52 40.62 (6.04)   
Stressful
event reported
No 132 26.09 40.5 (4.8) t = 3.83 p < .001
  Yes 367 72.53 38.5 (5.5)   
  No response 7 1.38 40.46