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Table 4 Means of total scores on PSS-10 by age, gender and work

From: Psychometric properties of the perceived stress scale in a community sample of Chinese

 Sample sizeTotalP
n%MeanSD
Age
 18–44416143.819.64.7< 0.001*
 45–59342636.019.25.0
 60–94192020.218.65.1
Gender
 Men486151.119.15.00.169**
 Women464648.919.34.8
Work
 Employed525455.319.5a4.6< 0.001*
 Seeking work3483.718.7bc5.6
 Doing housework149215.719.2ab5.1
 Retired168417.718.6c5.1
Total sample9507100.019.24.9
  1. *Kruskal-Walls rank sum test used for comparing mean differences in the total score by age
  2. **Wilcoxon rank sum test used for comparing mean differences in the total score by gender
  3. a,b,cresults of LSD test; different letters indicate significant differences between groups