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Table 1 The characteristics of respondents and descriptive findings (n = 748)

From: The 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12): translation and validation study of the Iranian version

   No. %
Age (group)    
  18–19 209 28
  20–22 335 45
  23–25 204 27
  Mean (SD) 21.1 (2.1)  
Gender    
  Female 567 76
  Male 181 24
Educational level (n = 730)    
  Primary/Secondary 310 41
  College/University 420 56
Marital status    
  Single 632 84
  Married 105 14
  Widowed 11 2
Employment status (n = 556)    
  Employed 114 22
  Student 280 50
  Housewife 69 12
  Unemployed 93 16
GHQ score    
  Mean (SD) 3.7 (3.5)  
  Range 0–12  
Global quality of life (n = 743)    
  Mean (SD) 65.1 (21.5)  
  Range 0–100