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Table 2 The GHQ-12 score by demographic characteristics (n = 916)

From: Psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors in Iran: a population-based study

   Mean (SD) P
Age groups    0.006
  ≤ 20 7.8 (3.2)  
  21–30 8.6 (3.3)  
  31–40 8.9 (3.0)  
  41–50 8.9 (3.1)  
  > 50 9.3 (3.0)  
Gender    0.04
  Male 8.5 (3.2)  
  Female 8.9 (3.1)  
Marital status    < 0.0001
  Single 8.1 (3.3)  
  Married 8.9 (3.1)  
  Divorced/widowed 9.9 (2.5)  
Educational level    < 0.0001
  Illiterate 9.7 (2.7)  
  Primary 8.7 (3.2)  
  Secondary 8.5 (3.2)  
  College/university 8.3 (3.1)  
Employment status    < 0.0001
  Employed 8.4 (3.2)  
  Housewife 8.8 (3.4)  
  Student 7.0 (3.2)  
  Unemployed 9.3 (2.9)  
  Retired 9.0 (3.2)  
Number of family loss    < 0.0001
  None 7.7 (3.5)  
  < 3 8.7 (3.2)  
  3–5 9.1 (2.8)  
  > 5 9.3 (2.7)