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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and severity of psychological distress of participants in four groups of study

From: Comparison of the severity of psychological distress among four groups of an Iranian population regarding COVID-19 pandemic

Variables Community population
(n = 241)
Patients with COVID-19
(n = 221)
Medical staff
(n = 217)
Medical students
(n = 207)
Total
(n = 886)
Age
 Mean ± SD (Range) 49.16 ± 8.01 (37–74) 45.90 ± 7.77 (33–71) 39.57 ± 6.71 (28–62) 27.37 ± 3.92 (20–38) 40.91 ± 10.7 (20–74)
Gender (%)
 Male 111 (51.2) 143 (69.1) 111 (51.2) 143 (69.1) 554 (62.5)
 Female 106 (48.8) 64 (30.9) 106 (48.8) 64 (30.9) 332 (37.5)
Marital status (%)
 Married 151 (62.7) 99 (44.8) 158 (72.8) 120 (58) 528 (59.6%)
 unmarried 90 (37.3) 122 (55.2) 59 (27.2) 87 (42) 358 (40.4%)
Stress (%)
 Mild 5 (2.1) 1 (0.5) 19 (8.8) 1 (0.5) 26 (2.9)
 Moderate 106 (44) 94 (42.5) 103 (47.5) 63 (30.4) 366 (41.3)
 Severe 118 (49) 103 (46.6) 84 (38.7) 128 (60.9) 431 (48.6)
 Extremely severe 12 (5) 23 (10.4) 11 (5.1) 17 (8.2) 63 (7.1)
Anxiety (%)
 Moderate 0 0 1 (0.5) 0 1 (0.1)
 Severe 10 (4.1) 6 (2.7) 5 (2.3) 2 (1) 23 (2.6)
 Extremely severe 231 (95.9) 215 (97.3) 211 (97.2) 205 (99) 862 (97.3)
Depression (%)
 Moderate 25 (10.4) 16 (7.2) 32 (14.7) 3 (1.4) 78 (8.6)
 Severe 124 (51.5) 85 (38.5) 101 (46.5) 60 (29) 370 (41.8)
 Extremely severe 92 (38.2) 120 (54.3) 84 (38.7) 144 (69.6) 440 (49.7)