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Table 1 Baseline characteristics comparison within the groups (n = 225)

From: Effects of a mutual recovery intervention on mental health in depressed elderly community-dwelling adults: a pilot study

   P-group (n = 100)a C-group (n = 125)a χ2 P
Gender Male 25 (25.0%) 38 (30.4%) 0.804 0.370
Female 75 (75.0%) 87 (69.6%)   
Marriage In marriage 90 (90.0%) 111 (88.8%) 0.804 0.772
Out marriage 10 (10.0%) 14 (11.2%)   
Age structure 50 ~ 60year 30 (30.0%) 55 (44.0%) 4.796 0.091
61 ~ 70year 55 (55.0%) 53 (42.4%)   
71 ~ 80year 15 (15.0%) 17 (13.6%)   
Post-work type Physical work 81 (81.0%) 96 (76.8%) 0.854 0.445
Mental work 19 (19.0%) 29 (23.2%)   
Education 9 years or below 87 (87.0%) 105 (84.0%) 0.400 0.527
Above 9 years 13 (13.0%) 20 (16.0%)   
  1. aP-group: program group; C-group: control group