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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of early (group 1) and late onset depression (group 2)

From: Early versus late onset depression: sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

Item Group 1 (N=55) Group 2 (No=55) P value
Age (mean ± SD) years 37 ± 6 years 67 ± 4 years  
Gender N % N % 0.063
 Male 20 36.36% 18 32.72%
 Female 35 63.64% 37 67.27%
Education 0.041*
 Illiterate 3 5.45% 7 12.72%
 Less than high school 18 32.72% 26 47.27%
 High school 23 41.81% 15 27.27%
 College 11 20% 7 12.72%
Residency 0.001*
 Rural 31 56.36% 18 32.72%
 Urban 24 43.63% 37 67.27%
Marital status 0.003*
 Single 16 29% 3 5.45%
 Married 30 54.54% 36 65.45%
 Divorced 5 9.09% 6 10.9%
 Widow 4 7.27% 10 18.18 %
Employment 0.001*
 Employed 41 74.54% 21 38.18%
 Unemployed 14 25.45% 34 61.81%
Socio economic status 0.073
 Low class 35 63.63% 39 0.9%
 Middle class 14 25.45% 12 21.81%
 High class 6 10.9% 4 7.27%
Chronic disease 0.0001*
 Yes 7 12.72% 43 78.81%
 No 48 87.27% 12 21.81%
  1. P value of 0.05 or less is considered significant