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Table 1 Socio-demographic & clinical characteristics of the sample (n = 360)

From: Positive mental health in outpatients: comparison within diagnostic groups

   Number Percent
Age group 21–39 years 189 52.5
40–65 years 171 47.5
Gender Males 183 50.8
Females 177 49.2
Ethnicity Chinese 145 40.3
Malay 106 29.4
Indian 109 30.3
Marital status Single 200 55.6
Married 108 30.0
Separated/Divorced/Widowed 52 14.4
Education Some formal/primary 39 10.8
Secondary/Junior College/Pre University 235 65.3
Vocational 41 11.4
Tertiary 37 10.3
Post grad 8 2.2
Employment status Unemployed 202 56.1
Employed 157 43.6
Diagnostic Group Schizophrenia spectrum disorders 142 39.4
Depressive disorders 139 38.6
Anxiety disorders 79 21.9