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Table 1 Related factors of self-rated health status among North Korean defectors (n = 126)

From: The association of education in a new society and social support from the education with the health of North Korean defectors: a cross-sectional study

Independent Variables Self-rated health status p-Value
good/moderate poor
(n = 98) (n = 28)
Age (years) 29.88 [14.71] 48.89 [16.98] < 0.001
Gender
 Male 29 [29.6] 2 [7.1] 0.029
 Female 69 [70.4] 26 [92.9]  
Living with family
 No 25 [25.5] 10 [35.7] 0.288
 Yes 73 [74.5] 18 [64.3]  
Residence period in South Korea (months) 67.35 [53.50] 97.93 [52.20] 0.009
Smoking
 Yes 19 [19.4] 3 [10.7] 0.286
 No 79 [80.6] 25 [89.3]  
Drinking
 Yes 66 [67.3] 14 [50.0] 0.093
 No 32 [32.7] 14 [50.0]  
Education in South Korea
 No 16 [16.3] 16 [57.1] < 0.001
 Middle/high school 46 [46.9] 7 [25.0]  
 College or more 36 [36.7] 5 [17.9]  
  1. Notes. Means for continuous variables are reported with standard deviation in brackets. Frequencies for categorical variables are reported with column percent in brackets. p-values were obtained by independent t-test in continuous variables and chi-square test in categorical variables