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Table 1 Demographics of Depressive Participants (BDI ≥ 17) and Non-Depressive Participants (BDI ˂ 17) participants in North Cyprus

From: Depression: point-prevalence and risk factors in a North Cyprus household adult cross-sectional study

Demographic
Variables
Overall sample
%
Depressive Participants
%
Non-Depressive Participants
%
x2 p
Gender (n = 978)
 Female 47.4 30.1 69.9 20.005 <0.001*
 Male 52.6 17.9 82.1   
Age (n = 973)
 18-29 30.9 25.9 74.1 3.860 0,145
 30-50 43.4 20.4 79.6   
 50 and above 25.7 25.7 74.3   
Birth Place (n = 978)
 Cyprus 48.8 21.2 78.8 4.185 0.242
 Turkey 45.8 26.7 73.3   
 Britain 1.3 23.1 76.9   
 Other 4.1 20.0 80.0   
Marital Status (n = 978)
 Married 73.1 19.7 80.3 20.211 <0.001*
 Single 15.3 34.5 65.5   
 Divorced 4.1 29.6 70.4   
 Widow 7.5 40.4 59.6   
Having Children (n = 870)
 No Children 40.7 24.9 75.1 0.843 0.359
 Have Children 59.3 22.2 77.8   
Living Place (n = 977)
 Village 30.6 22.7 77.3 0.032 0.857
 City 69.4 23.3 76.7   
Employment Status (n = 977)
 Employed 59.1 17.0 83.0 34.271 <0.001*
 Unemployment 40.9 33.2 66.8   
Education Level (n = 978)
 Illiterate 5.1 44.0 56.0 13.780 0.001*
 Primary-Secondary School 28.6 25.2 74.8   
 High School and above 66.3 21.3 78.7   
Monthly Income (n = 975)
 1700 TL and beloved 34.1 32.0 68.0 20.849 <0.001*
 1701-10,000 TL 61.7 18.8 81.2   
 10,000 TL and more 4.3 26.2 73.8   
Physical Illness (n = 977)
 Have Physical Disease 9.2 36.7 63.3 9.272 0.002*
 Doesn’t Have Physical Disease 90.8 22.3 77.7   
Whom Living With (n = 978)
 Alone 13.8 33.3 66.7 19.524 <0.001*
 Spouse / Partner / Lover 53.6 19.1 80.9   
 Mother / Father / Brother 18.7 22.4 77.6   
 Other 13.9 32.8 67.2   
Alcohol Use (n = 976)
 Non-user 23.2 24.0 76.0 2.536 0.281
 1-40 times 28.3 26.5 73.5   
 40 times and above 48.6 21.5 78.5   
Smoking (n = 976)
 Non-user 30.7 21.5 78.5 1.177 0.555
 1-40 times 15.6 25.0 75.0   
 40 times and above 53.8 24.6 75.4   
Drug Use (n = 978)
 User 30.4 26.0 74.0 6.672 0.010*
 Non-user 69.6 18.3 81.7
  1. *p < 0.05 significant level