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Table 2 Comparison of psychosocial, socioedmographic and behavioral factors in participants not living alone versus those living alone

From: Living alone and antidepressant medication use: a prospective study in a working-age population

  n (%)    
Characteristic Not living alone Living alone All Pfor alone
  (n = 2967) (n = 504) (n = 3471) vs. not alone
Psychosocial factors: a     
   Poor job climate 1016 (34.3) 210 (42.0) 1226 (35.3) 0.002
   Lack of support at the workplace 999 (33.8) 170 (34.0) 1169 (33.7) 0.923
   Lack of social support in private life 984 (33.3) 242 (48.2) 1226 (35.3) < 0.001
   High cynical hostility 760 (25.8) 161 (32.3) 921 (26.5) 0.004
Sociodemographic factors:     
   Low occupational grade (blue-collar) 996 (34.1) 188 (38.1) 1184 (34.1) 0.089
   Lack of secondary education 648 (22.2) 123 (24.7) 771 (22.2) 0.238
   Low income (< 50% of national median) 338 (11.2) 57 (11.3) 395 (11.4) 0.940
   Temporarily outside working lifeb 238 (7.8) 54 (10.5) 292 (8.4) 0.060
   Urban residency 1873 (63.3) 378 (74.8) 2251 (64.9) < 0.001
   Living at rent 560 (18.7) 221 (43.4) 781 (22.5) < 0.001
   Poor housing conditionsc 272 (9.1) 65 (12.7) 337 (9.7) 0.029
Health behaviors:     
   Daily smokers 716 (24.3) 154 (30.7) 870 (25.1) 0.002
   Heavy alcohol used 302 (10.4) 74 (15.0) 376 (10.8) 0.005
   Infrequent physical activitye 635 (21.3) 125 (24.6) 760 (21.9) 0.107
   Obesity (BMI ≥ 30) 554 (18.9) 96 (18.9) 650 (18.7) 0.990
  1. The Health 2000 Study, n = 3471
  2. aThe highest tertile is the cut-off point
  3. bUnemployed, home-maker, full-time student, or retired during past 12 months
  4. cAt least 2 of the following: draft, noise, dust or dirt, dampness, chilliness, crowding, fear
  5. dAccording to WHO definintion: > 20 g for women per day, > 40 g for men per day
  6. eLess than 4 times per week of any activity, including moderate activity such as walking