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Table 1 Participants’ sociodemographic and psychological characteristics

From: Factors affecting the quality of life of single mothers compared to married mothers

 Single mothers
(N = 195)
N (%)
Married mothers
(N = 357)
N (%)
p
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Agea42.7 ± 7.843.4 ± 8.80.347
Education level  0.006*
 Middle school graduate13 (6.7)38 (10.6) 
 High school graduate131 (67.2)190 (53.2) 
 Above college52 (26.2)129 (36.1) 
Occupation  < 0.001*
 Housewife or student26 (13.3)236 (66.1) 
 Production124 (63.6)89 (24.9) 
 Indoor job40 (20.5)25 (7.0) 
 Profession5 (2.6)7 (2.0) 
Monthly income (10 thousand won)  < 0.001*
  < 200113 (57.9)11 (3.1) 
 200–49971 (36.4)310 (86.8) 
  ≥ 50011 (5.6)36 (10.1) 
Residence  < 0.001*
 Owner23 (11.8)241 (67.5) 
 Jeonse rental housing115 (59.0)104 (29.1) 
 Monthly rental housing32 (16.4)7 (2.0) 
 Public rental housing25 (12.8)5 (1.4) 
Psychological variables
 WHOQOL-BREF scorea72.0 ± 10.686.9 ± 13.1< 0.001*
 CES-D scorea20.9 ± 8.312.5 ± 7.8< 0.001*
 GARS scorea33.1 ± 12.019.7 ± 10.4< 0.001*
 SSI-Beck scorea3.6 ± 5.12.8 ± 5.00.067
 AUDIT-K scorea7.1 ± 7.15.8 ± 4.20.023*
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. a Mean ± SD (Standard deviation)
  3. WHOQOL-BREF: World Health Organization Quality of Life-Abbreviated form (WHOQOL-BREF)
  4. CES-D Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, GARS Global Assessment of Recent Stress, SSI-Beck Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation, AUDIT-K Korean version of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test