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Table 1 Demographics characteristics of study sample

From: Emotional dysregulation and health related quality of life in young adults with ADHD: a cross sectional study

Characteristics ADHD (N = 63) Controls (N = 69) t or \({x}^{2}\) P value
N (%) N (%)
Gender
Female 33 (52.4) 38 (55.1) .096 .757
Male 30 (47.6) 31 (44.9)   
Age, M (SD) 24.86 (3.25) 23.84 (2.59) 1.997 .048*
Education
High school graduate 14 (21.2) 4 (5.7) 7.544 .006**
University or post graduate degree 49 (77.8) 66 (94.3)   
Current productive role
Student 35 (55.6) 43 (62.3) 3.550a .299
Working 11 (17.5) 7 (11.5)   
Both 14 (22.2) 18 (26.2)   
Unemployed 3 (4.8)   
Family status
Single 38 (60.3) 41 (59.4) .011 .916
Married/ partnered 25 (39.7) 28 (40.6)   
ADHD Symptomsb, M (SD) 60.79 (6.35) 39.84 (6.62) 18.524 .000***
Medication status
Daily 14 (22.2)   
Irregular use 31 (49.2)   
None 18 (28.6)   
  1. M = mean; SD = standard deviation; aFisher’s Exact Test; badult ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS) total score
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001