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Table 4 Social support scores of respondents in the survey of survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake by socio-demographic characteristics, Mean (Standard Deviation)

From: Social support and Quality of Life: a cross-sectional study on survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

  Subjective support Objective support Support seeking Total social support
Age     
   16-39 22.13 (4.71) * 7.57 (2.52) 7.50 (1.82) 37.19 (6.94)
   40-59 23.46 (4.83) ** 8.48 (2.70) ** 7.15 (1.87) ** 39.10 (7.03) **
   ≥60 20.94 (4.89) ** 8.02 (2.41) 7.08 (1.97) 36.04 (6.84) **
Sex     
   Male 22.68 (5.00) 8.00 (2.73) 7.31(1.90) 37.98(7.34)
   Female 22.02 (4.53) ** 7.62 (2.40) ** 7.48(1.78) ** 37.16(6.58) **
Marital status     
   Married 23.70 (4.95) ** 8.64 (2.75) ** 7.30(1.92) 39.63 (7.31) **
   Single 21.19 (4.27) ** 7.06 (2.14) ** 7.49(1.78) 35.75 (6.11) **
   Others 20.77 (4.95) 7.58 (2.78) 7.00(1.86) 35.35 (7.00)
Years of education     
   0 ~ 9 22.82 (4.87) 8.07 (2.51) ** 7.20 (1.85) ** 38.09 (6.95)
   10 ~ 12 21.59 (4.65) ** 7.79 (2.58) 7.38 (1.78) 36.75 (6.76) *
   Tertiary 22.41 (4.73) * 7.46 (2.69) 7.68 (1.88) * 37.56 (7.27)
Job     
   Employed 23.75 (4.68) ** 8.55 (2.78) ** 7.31 (1.87) 39.61 (7.03) **
   Unemployed 21.28 (5.49) ** 7.62 (2.50) ** 7.29 (1.97) 36.19 (7.64) **
   Full time students 20.97 (4.26) 6.99 (2.07) * 7.50 (1.79) 35.46 (6.08)
Total 22.37 (4.80) 7.82 (2.59) 7.38 (1.85) 37.58 (7.01)
  1. The results of students t tests (for comparison between two groups) or ANOVA (for comparison between more than two groups, Bofferoni method was used for between-groups comparisons) are marked as * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. The comparison results between the first and the second rows in each group are marked on the second row. The comparison results between the second and the third rows are marked on the third row. The comparison results between the first and the third rows are marked on the first row.