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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: A look behind the scenes: COVID-19 impact on depression and perceived stress of UAE population

Variables Mean ± SD
Age 30.9 ± 9.7
Variables N (%)
Age categories  
 18–20 27 (12.9%)
 21–40 152 (72.7%)
 41–60 28 (13.4%)
 >60 1 (0.5%)
Gender  
 Male 51 (24.4%)
 Female 158 (75.6%)
Marital status  
 Single 100 (47.8%)
 Married 104 (49.8%)
 Divorced 5 (2.4%)
Employment  
 Governmental 63 (30.1%)
 Private 104 (49.8%)
 Self-employed 14 (6.7%)
 Unemployed 26 (12.4%)
Educational level  
 Less than high school 9 (4.3%)
 High school 31 (14.8%)
 Bachelor 120 (57.4%)
 Master of Science 37 (17.7%)
 Ph.D. 12 (5.7%)
School attendance  
 Not a student 145 (69.4%)
 High school 15 (7.2%)
 Undergraduate 35 (16.7%)
 Graduate 14 (6.7%)
Occupation  
 Medical 102 (48.8%)
 Non-medical 103 (49.3%)
Contact with COVID-19 patients  
 Yes 36 (17.2%)
 No 151 (72.2%)
 Not sure 22 (10.5%)
Curfew type  
 Complete 75 (35.9%)
 Partial 133 (63.6%)
 None 1 (0.5%)
Duration of curfew  
 < 1 week 4 (1.9%)
 2–3 weeks 12 (5.7%)
 4–8 weeks 49 (23.4%)
 >8 weeks 143 (68.4%)
Monthly income negatively affected  
 Yes 72 (34.4%)
 No 108 (51.7%)
 Not sure 28 (13.4%)
Worked from home  
 Yes 130 (62.2%)
 No 79 (37.8%)
Work performance  
 Negative 119 (56.9%)
 Positive 16 (7.7%)
 No effect 73 (34.9%)