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Table 2 Comparison of qualitative variables between non-depressed and depressed groups

From: The relationship between dietary patterns and depression mediated by serum levels of Folate and vitamin B12

Qualitative variablesCategoriesControl No. (%)Cases No. (%)Pavalue
Marital statusSingle67 (67.7)32 (32.3)0.2
Married and living with spouse143 (68.1)67(31.9)
Married and living apart from spouse, divorced or Widow11 (50.0)11 (50.0)
Depression historyNo77 (27.9)199 (72.1)<0.001
Yes22 (40)33 (60)
Yes47 (21)68 (63)
Jobemployees42 (77.8)12 (22.2)0.01
Housekeeper &retired104 (60.1)69 (39.9)
free job32 (66.7)16 (33.3)
students38 (80.9)9 (19.1)
Periods of unemployment in the past 5 years099 (75.6)32 (24.4)0.01
< 6 months5 (100)0 (0)
≥6 months19 (54.9)13 (40.6)
house worker98 (60.1)65 (39.9)
Distressing life events in the last 6 monthsno174 (74.4)60 (25.6)0.001
yes47 (49.5)48 (50.5)
Distressing childhood eventsno171 (71.0)70 (29.0)0.01
yes50 (56.2)39 (43.8)
Physical activity (MET-h/day)Very light41 (50)41 (50)0.004
Light56 (68.3)26 (31.7)
medium59 (73.8)31 (26.2)
Intense59 (72.8)22 (27.2)
  1. a Chi-Square Test MET-h/day: metabolic equivalent hours per day