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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study cohort (n = 1588)

From: Coping style, social support and psychological distress in the general Chinese population in the early stages of the COVID-19 epidemic

Characteristic Mean ± SD Subgroup n (%)
Age (year) 33.68 ± 11.96 18–29 652 (41.11)
30–39 466 (29.35)
40–49 290 (18.26)
50–59 130 (8.19)
≥60 50 (3.15)
Family income coefficient 0.84 ± 0.55   
Sex Male 526 (33.12)
Female 1062 (66.88)
Marriage Married 905 (56.99)
Unmarried 683 (43.01)
Education level Senior high school or lower 136 (8.54)
Technical 351 (22.05)
Bachelor 900 (56.53)
Postgraduate 205 (12.88)
Residence in Hubei province   Yes 140 (8.80)
No 1448 (91.20)
Suspected COVID-19   Yes 256 (16.12)
No 1332 (83.88)
History of contact with epidemic area (Wuhan City of Hubei Province)   Yes 323 (20.34)
No 1265 (79.66)
Living in communities with COVID-19 cases   Yes 331 (20.84)
No 1257 (79.16)
Time spent searching for information about COVID-2019 (h/day)   1–2 766 (48.24)
3–4 307 (19.33)
5–6 171 (10.77)
7–8 232 (14.61)
> 8 112 (7.05)
  1. Note: Family income coefficient = family income / number of people in the family