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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 277)

From: The association of marital relationship and perceived social support with mental health of women in Pakistan

Characteristics Response categories Number (%)
Age in years Less than 26 years 46(16.6)
  26–30 years 57(20.6)
  31–35 years 35(12.6)
  36–40 years 46(16.6)
  41 and years 93(33.6)
Years of education No formal education 16(5.8)
  Grade 1–10 154(55.6)
  Above grade 10 107(38.6)
Occupation of respondent Housewife 244(88.1)
  Working women 30(10.8)
  Students 2(.7)
Husband’s education (n = 272) No formal education 13(4.7)
  Grade 1 to 10 244(88.1)
  Above grade 10 13(4.7)
Husband’s monthly income PKR(n = 212) < 10001 55(19.9)
  10001–30000 107(38.6)
  30001> 50(18.1)
Total earning members in family 0-1 family members 173(62.5)
  2 & above 100(36.1)
Total monthly income (n = 197) < 10001 38(13.7)
  10001–30000 72(26)
  300001> 87(31.4)
Family system Joint family 113(40.8)
  Nuclear family 164(59.2)
Presence of any physical or mental illness No 212(76.5)
  Yes 62(22.4)
  1. PKR = Pakistani Rupee.