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Table 2 Comparison of the socio-demographic characteristics between case and control groups

From: Quality of life of men and women with gender identity disorder

socio-demographic characteristics Case group (71) Control group (142) Difference (95% CI)
Mean age (SD) 24.0 (6.0) 25.2 (6.8) − 1.2 (−3.1, 0.7)
Marriage
 Married (%) 1 (1.4) 87 (61.3) − 59.9 (−68,3, −51.4)**
 Single (%) 63 (88.7) 55 (38.7) 50.0 (39.1, 60.9)**
 Divorced (%) 7 (9.9) 0 (0.0) 9.9 (2.9, 16.8)**
Education
 Under high-school diploma (%) 11 (15.4) 30 (21.1) −5.6 (−16.4, 5.1)
 Hi-school diploma (%) 30 (42.3) 45 (31.7) 10.6 (−3.2, 24.4)
 Collegiate (%) 30 (42.3) 67 (47.2) −4.9 (−19.1, 9.2)
Economic status
 Poor (%) 14 (19.7) 7 (4.9) 14.8 (4.9, 24.7)*
 Fair (%) 35 (49.3) 94 (66.2) −16.9(−30.9, −2.9)*
 Good (%) 20 (28.2) 37 (26.1) 2.1 (−10.6, 14.8)
 Excellent (%) 2 (2.8) 4 (2.8) 0.0 (− 4.7, 4.7)
Occupation
 Housewives (%) 3 (4.2) 49 (34.5) −30.3 (−39.4, 21.2)**
 Unemployed (%) 17 (23.9) 9 (6.3) 17.6 (6.9, 28.3)**
 Employee (%) 5 (7.0) 22 (15.5) 8.5 (−16.9, 00.03)*
 Self-employed (%) 22 (31.0) 21 (14.8) 16.2 (4.0, 28.4)**
 Other (%) 24 (33.8) 41 (28.9) 4.9 (−8.4, 18.2)
Address
 Urban (%) 67 (94.4) 126 (88.7) 5.6 (−1.8, 13.1)
 Rural (%) 4 (5.6) 16 (11.3)
Housing
 Owner-occupier (%) 3 (4.2) 40 (28.2) −23.9 (−32.7, −15.2)**
 Leased (%) 4 (5.6) 39 (27.4) −21.8 (−30.9, −12.7)**
 Parent home (%) 37 (52.1) 63 (44.4) 7.8 (−6.5, 22.0)
 Other (%) 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 1.4 (−1.3, 4.2)
Entourage
 Father (%) 4 (5.6) 0 (0.0) 5.6 (0.3, 11.0)*
 Mother (%) 5 (7) 2 (1.4) 5.6 (−0.6, 11.9)
 Parents (%) 52 (73.2) 62 (43.7) 29.6 (16.4, 42.7)**
 Partner (%) 1 (1.4) 23 (16.2) −14.8 (−21.4, −8.1)*
 Partner and child (%) 0 (0.0) 55 (38.7) −38.7 (−46.7, − 30.7)**
 Lonely (%) 4 (5.6) 0 (0.0) 5.6 (0.3, 11.0)*
 Other (%) 3 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 4.2 (−0.5, 8.9)
  1. *p < 0.001, **p < 0.05