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Table 1 Demographic data on respondents with probable psychiatric diseases among postgas explosion respondents in three study periods

From: Rate of psychiatric disorders and associations with quality of life among community members following the Kaohsiung gas explosion: an 18-month cross-sectional follow-up study

  Non-PTSD or MDE Probable PTSD Probable MDE Probable PTSD and MDE χ2 or t-test
n rate (%) n rate (%) n rate (%) n rate (%)
Sexa
 6 months (502)          0.063
  Male 195 72.2 24 8.9 14 5.2 37 13.7  
  Female 146 62.9 30 12.9 23 9.9 33 14.2  
 12 months (486)          0.081
  Male 214 83.9 22 8.6 4 1.6 15 5.9  
  Female 174 75.3 28 12.1 10 4.3 19 8.2  
 18 months (388)          0.383
  Male 178 87.7 13 6.4 7 3.4 5 2.5  
  Female 153 82.7 21 11.4 7 3.8 4 2.2  
Ageb (Mean ± SD)
 6 months 42.1 16.8 47.0 17.0 41.9 17.9 44.0 14.6 0.221
 12 months 42.4 16.5 44.6 17.5 45.0 15.8 45.7 9.7 0.529
 18 months 42.9 16.0 47.0 16.3 45.4 16.9 40.9 8.7 0.477
Current marital statusa
 6 months (502)          0.445
  Single 161 66.3 24 11.0 18 8.4 40 14.3  
  Married/Living together 180 69.5 30 10.6 19 6.9 30 13.8  
 12 months (486)          0.006*
  Single 184 80.7 29 12.7 8 3.5 7 3.1  
  Married/Living together 204 79.1 21 8.1 6 2.3 27 10.5  
 18 months (388)          0.728
  Single 152 83.5 19 10.4 7 3.8 4 2.2  
  Married/Living together 179 86.9 15 7.3 7 3.4 5 2.4  
Financial problemsa
 6 months (502)          < 0.001*
  Yes 246 76.2 28 8.7 23 7.1 26 8.0  
  No 95 53.1 26 14.5 14 7.8 44 24.6  
 12 months (486)          < 0.001*
  Yes 314 85.6 25 6.8 11 3.0 17 4.6  
  No 74 62.2 25 21.0 3 2.5 17 14.3  
 18 months (388)          < 0.001*
  Yes 257 92.4 8 2.9 9 3.2 4 1.4  
  No 74 67.3 26 23.6 5 4.5 5 4.5  
  1. Notes: a Chi-square test; b One-way ANOVA; * p < 0.05