The mean age of the sample is 38.5, with a standard deviation of 9.8, a minimum of 24 and maximum of 65. The youngest are accredited assistants (mean = 33.5, sd = 7.7).  Political group advisors (mean = 42.3, sd = 10.2) and General Secretariat officials (mean = 43.1, sd = 8.9) have similar mean ages. The following chart shows the age distribution for the total of respondents: