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Table 1 Association of socio-demographic and related factors with psychological morbidity

From: Psychological morbidity in Nepali cross-border migrants in India: a community based cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsFrequency (%)Psychological morbidityp value
 TotalNon-case-nessCase-ness 
 n (%)n (%)n (%) 
Age< 25 years170 (22.7)148 (87.06)22 (12.94)< 0.001
25–34 years310 (41.39)283 (91.29)27 (8.71)
35–44 years190 (25.37)164 (86.32)26 (13.68)
45 years and above79 (10.55)53 (67.09)26 (32.91)
GenderMale726 (96.67)633 (87.19)93 (12.81)< 0.001
Female25 (3.33)17 (68.0)8 (32.0)
Marital statusUnmarried123 (16.42)104 (84.55)19 (15.45)0.006
Married613 (81.84)538 (87.77)75 (12.23)
Others (widow, divorced)13 (1.74)6 (46.15)7 (53.85)
EducationNo Schooling102 (13.58)75 (73.53)27 (26.47)< 0.001
Primary and lower (1–5 grades)236 (31.42)200 (84.75)36 (15.25)
Lower Secondary (6–8 grades)231 (30.76)211 (91.34)20 (8.66)
Secondary (9–10 grades)138 (18.38)123 (89.13)15 (10.87)
SLC and Higher44 (5.86)41 (93.18)3 (6.82)
EthnicityBrahmin/Chhetri/Thakuri345 (46.25)315 (91.3)30 (8.7)< 0.001
Dalit and Janajatis Hill238 (31.9)222 (93.28)16 (6.72)
Dalit, Janajatis and others Terai144 (19.3)99 (68.75)45 (31.25)
Religious minorities19 (2.55)12 (63.16)7 (36.84)
OccupationHotel worker209 (28.32)191 (91.39)18 (8.61)< 0.001
Factory worker208 (28.18)172 (82.69)36 (17.31)
Watchmen197 (26.69)165 (83.76)32 (16.24)
Others¶¶124 (16.8)110 (88.71)14 (11.29)
Household income (monthly) (in §Nepali Rupee)< 10,000 NR128 (17.2)104 (81.25)24 (18.75)0.035
10,000–19,999 NR252 (33.87)221 (87.7)31 (12.3)
20,000–29,999 NR235 (31.59)215 (91.49)20 (8.51)
30,000 NR and more129 (17.34)105 (81.4)24 (18.6)
Salary (monthly)
(in Indian Rupee§§)
< 10,000 IR202 (27.08)166 (82.18)36 (17.82)0.03
10,000–15,000 IR469 (62.87)411 (87.63)58 (12.37)
15,001 IR and more75 (10.05)70 (93.33)5 (6.67)
Was with family¶¶¶Yes119 (16.35)98 (82.35)21 (17.65)0.15
No609 (83.65)531 (87.19)78 (12.81)
  1. Note: , Given the column wise total proportion to compare the frequency distribution within each group; ¶¶, other occupations were house servant, driver, agriculture workers; ¶¶¶, the question asked was ‘Did you use to live with your family member while staying in India?”; §, 1 Nepali Rupee = 0.0089 USD; §§, 1 Indian Rupee = 0.014 USD