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Table 3 The distribution of social support score (Mean ± SD) in different study groups

From: Association between social support and recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder after flood: a 13–14 year follow-up study in Hunan, China

   Social support score
Variable Value Objective support Subjective support Support utilization Total score
Gender      
  Female 9.12 ± 2.80 16.98 ± 6.38 7.04 ± 2.05 33.12 ± 8.02
  Male 9.36 ± 2.89 17.32 ± 6.94 7.32 ± 2.37 33.99 ± 3.56
Age(year)      
  29–59 9.24 ± 2.93 16.48 ± 6.05 7.45 ± 2.18 33.17 ± 8.17
  ≥60 9.26 ± 2.70 18.41 ± 7.56* 6.71 ± 2.24* 34.36 ± 9.94
Marital status      
  Married 9.38 ± 2.86 17.42 ± 6.74 7.24 ± 2.54 34.04 ± 8.88
  Unmarried 7.76 ± 2.14* 14.22 ± 5.21* 6.58 ± 1.84 28.54 ± 6.72*
Educational level      
  ≤primary school 9.33 ± 2.66 17.82 ± 7.23 6.98 ± 2.22 34.12 ± 9.45
  >primary school 9.16 ± 3.06 16.40 ± 5.91 7.43 ± 2.22 32.98 ± 8.08
  1. Analysis of t-test,*P < 0.05