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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Duration of unemployment and depression: a cross-sectional survey in Lithuania

Variable Unemployment Duration (%/n) t (p)
  Short-term N = 234 Long-term N = 195  
Gender    
   Males 34.2/80 37.4/73 0.69 (sn)
   Females 65.8/154 62.6/122 0.69 (sn)
Age group    
   16–24 19.2/45 8.7/17 3.21 (p < 0.01)
   25–34 27.4/64 21.0/41 1.55 (sn)
   35–44 25.2/59 31.3/61 1.40 (sn)
   45–54 21.8/51 30.8/60 2.11 (p < 0.05)
   55–64 6.4/15 8.2/16 0.71 (sn)
Education level    
   Primary 2.1/5 1.0/2 0.93 (sn)
   Incomplete secondary 4.3/10 9.2/18 1.99 (p < 0.05)
   Secondary – professional 23.1/54 34.4/67 2.58 (p < 0.01)
   Secondary 29.1/68 25.1/49 0.93 (sn)
   College level 20.1/47 19.0/37 0.29 (sn)
   University degree 21.4/50 11.3/22 2.88 (p < 0.01)
Marital status    
   Single 26.1/61 23.6/46 0.60 (sn)
   Cohabitation without marriage 4.3/10 9.7/19 2.16 (p < 0.05)
   Married 49.6/116 46.7/91 0.60 (sn)
   Divorced 17.5/41 17.9/35 0.11 (sn)
   Widowed 2.6/6 2.1/4 0.34 (sn)
Residence area    
   Urban 91.0/213 84.6/165 2.01 (p < 0.05)
   Rural 9.0/21 15.4/30 2.01 (p < 0.05)
  1. n – number of observed persons
  2. p – significance level comparing short-term and long-term unemployment groups
  3. sn – statistically non-significant
  4. t – Student (t) criteria