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Table 1 The characteristics of the study sample (n = 916)

From: Psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors in Iran: a population-based study

   No. %
Age    
  ≤ 20 126 14
  21–30 352 38
  31–40 205 23
  41–50 148 16
  > 50 85 9
  Mean (SD) 32.9 (12.4)  
Gender    
  Male 486 53
  Female 432 47
Marital status    
  Single 257 28
  Married 600 66
  Divorced/widowed 59 6
Educational level    
  Illiterate 158 17
  Primary 181 20
  Secondary 459 50
  College/university 118 13
Employment status    
  Employed 233 25
  Housewife 277 30
  Student 97 11
  Unemployed 275 30
  Retired 34 4
Number of family loss    
  None 185 20
  < 3 261 29
  3–5 377 41
  > 5 93 10
GHQ score    
  Mean (SD) 8.7 (3.2)  
  < mean score 385 42
  > mean score 531 58