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Table 1 Prevalence of psychological distress according to socio-demographic characteristics of TB patients

From: Prevalence and associated factors of psychological distress in tuberculosis patients in Northeast China: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total n (%) Psychological Distress n (%) P
No Yes
Gender
 Male 327 (69.1) 121 (37.0) 206 (63.0) 0.471
 Female 146 (30.9) 49 (33.6) 97 (66.4)  
Age (years)
 18–30 107 (22.6) 49 (45.8) 58 (54.2) 0.041
 31–44 82 (17.3) 30 (36.6) 52 (63.4)  
 45 or above 284 (60.0) 91 (32.0) 193 (68.0)  
Marital status
 Single 116 (24.5) 44 (37.9) 72 (62.1) 0.138
 Married 309 (65.3) 115 (37.2) 194 (62.8)  
 Divorced or widowed 48 (10.1) 11 (22.9) 37 (77.1)  
Educational status
 Primary school or below 151 (31.9) 41 (27.2) 110 (72.8) 0.006
 Middle school or above 322 (68.1) 129 (40.1) 193 (59.9)  
Current employment status
 Employed 286 (60.5) 117 (40.9) 169 (59.1) 0.005
 Unemployed 187 (39.5) 53 (28.3) 134 (71.7)  
Residence
 Rural 316 (66.8) 104 (32.9) 212 (67.1) 0.051
 Urban 157 (33.2) 66 (42.0) 91 (58.0)  
Immigration
 Yes 97 (20.5) 33 (34.0) 64 (66.0) 0.658
 No 376 (79.5) 137 (36.4) 239 (63.6)  
Economic burden
 Low 257 (54.3) 122 (47.5) 135 (52.5) < 0.001
 High 216 (45.7) 48 (22.2) 168 (77.8)