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Table 2 Self-reported depression

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  
Depression (in past 12 months)    
   Never 15.8/37 16.4/32 0.17 (sn)
   Sometimes 50.4/118 32.8/64 3.75 (p < 0.001)
   Often 29.5/69 39.5/77 2.17 (p < 0.05)
   Always 4.3/10 11.3/22 2.67 (p < 0.01)
Depression (after unemployment)    
   Do not feel at all 14.1/33 11.8/23 0.71 (sn)
   No significant changes 43.2/101 33.8/66 2.01 (p < 0.05)
   Feel more often 39.7/93 51.8/101 2.52 (p < 0.05)
   Feel less 3.0/7 2.6/5 0.25 (sn)
Use of sedative drugs    
   At least once in the last 30 days 19.2/45 25.6/50 1.58 (sn)
  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