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Table 3 Association between WHO-5 Sinhala version scores and selected variables

From: Assessing mental well-being in a Sinhala speaking Sri Lankan population: validation of the WHO-5 well-being index

Sub group   WHO-5 (mean ± SD) p-value
Age Category age <=40 (n = 202) 55.00 ± 24.3 0.234a
age > 40 (n = 65) 59.08 ± 22.5  
Sex Male (n = 75) 52.68 ± 25.0 0.158a
Female (n = 192) 57.28 ± 23.3  
Ethnicity Sinhala (n = 256) 56.20 ± 23.9 0.504a
Tamil and Moor (n = 11) 51.28 ± 24.3  
Religion Buddhist (n = 189) 54.24 ± 24.4 0.059a
Other (n = 78) 60.32 ± 22.2  
Educational Status School education up to grade 13 (n = 112) 60.48 ± 23.5 0.009a
Degree and above (n = 155) 52.76 ± 23.7  
Employment Status Not employed (n = 62) 61.08 ± 23.1 0.001b
Student (n = 84) 47.60 ± 23.8  
Employed (n = 121) 59.20 ± 23.0  
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