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Table 2 Percentage of population reporting depression during past 12 months, World Health Survey, 2002–03

From: Association between depression and fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in South Asia

Variables Bangladesh (39) India (17.7) Nepal (49.5)
Age Mean
18–29 25.2 17.0 21.6
30–39 11.4 20.9 21.4
40–49 19.3 20.0 18.2
50–59 18.3 19.5 14.0
60+    
p <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Sex
Female 66.2 56.3 66.2
Male 33.8 43.7 33.8
  <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Currently married
Yes 25.7 21.5 21.0
No 74.3 78.5 79.0
p <0.001 0.054 0.005
Educational attainment
Nil 48.9 49.2 75.2
Primary 41.4 29.8 18.4
Secondary 7.9 14.6 6.0
Pre-university/University 1.9 6.4 0.5
p <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Job
Govt. employee 1.8 2.6 1.7
Private employee 3.9 8.9 1.1
Employer 31.1 38.2 37.6
Not working for payment 63.1 50.3 59.5
p <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Smoking habit
Daily 56.4 58.0 53.0
Yes. not daily 4.8 4.2 6.5
Non-smoker 38.8 37.7 40.5
p 0.118 <0.001 0.211
Alcohol
No 5.8 12.9 36.2
Yes 94.2 87.1 63.8
p 0.117 0.001 0.451
Satisfaction with health
Very dissatisfied 11.4 9.5 8.7
Dissatisfied 23.3 27.1 27.3
Neither 33.6 27.1 27.3
Satisfied 25.4 31.5 33.4
Very Satisfied 6.4 4.7 3.3
  <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Fruit consumption
<5 96.3 94.5 93.2
5 2.2 2.2 6.7
5+ 1.5 3.3 0.1
p 0.004 <0.001 0.177
Vegetable consumption
<5 86.9 95.7 97.3
5 3.4 1.6 1.5
5+ 9.7 2.7 1.2
p 0.156 0.005 0.139