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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study subjects and the distributions of depressive symptoms in categorical variables

From: The mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between Big five personality and depressive symptoms among Chinese unemployed population: a cross-sectional study

Variable N(%) Depressive symptoms
Mean (SD)
Gender   
Males 1027(56.1%) 21.62(10.81)
Females 805(43.9%) 21.10(10.23)
Age (yr)   
≤30 778(42.5%) 20.30(10.04)
31-40 458(25.0%) 22.21(10.57)
>40 596(32.5%) 22.19(11.08)
Education   
Middle school or under 597(32.6%) 23.69(11.68)
Senior high school 567(30.9%) 21.03(10.06)
College or above 668(36.5%) 20.10(9.67)
Marital status   
Single 593(32.4%) 20.01(9.87)
Married/cohabitation 1076(58.7%) 21.58(10.91)
Divorced/ separated / widow 163(8.9%) 25.20(9.58)
Chronic disease   
Yes 834(45.5%) 23.27(10.34)
No 998(54.5%) 19.85(10.51)
Household monthly income   
≤1000rmb 421(23.0%) 24.80(11.76)
1001~2000rmb 815(44.5%) 21.44(9.38)
>2000rmb 597(32.6%) 18.94(10.54)
Duration of unemployment   
1-2 months 386(20.1%) 18.33(9.86)
3-5 months 372(20.3%) 21.40(9.52)
6-11 months 454(24.8%) 22.47(10.01)
≥12 months 620(33.8%) 22.59(11.69)