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Table 3 Frequencies and percentages for the socio-demographic characteristics of the sample and in the Italian population

From: Incidence of PTSD and generalized anxiety symptoms during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak: an exploratory study of a large sample of the Italian population

  Sample Italian Population (over 18)
N % N %
Gendera
 Male 342,00 28,62 29,340,565,00 48,18
 Female 851,00 71,21 30,904,074,00 51,82
 Other 2,00 0,09   
 Total 1195,00 100,00 60,244,639,00 100,00
Generationb
 Baby Boomers 315,00 26,40 15,350,381,00 35,21
 Gen X 325,00 27,20 10,120,605,00 23,21
 Gen Y 263,00 22,00 13,962,868,00 32,02
 Gen Z 292,00 24,40 4,166,245,00 9,56
 Total 1195,00 100,00 43,600,099,00 100,00
Education levela
 No title    4,920,233,00 8,77
 primary 4,00 0,30 11,279,166,00 20,10
 Middle School 68,00 5,70 16,706,879,00 29,77
 High School 457,00 38,20 16,950,936,00 30,20
 BA/BS 109,00 15,50 1,579,856,00 2,81
 Post-graduate 291,00 24,40 4,691,104,00 8,36
 Doctoral or similar 166,00 13,90   
 Total 1195,00 98,00 56,128,174,00 100,00
Chronic Diseasec
 Yes 234,00 19,58 24,000,000,00 42,76
 No 961,00 80,42 32,128,174,00 57,24
 Total 1195,00 100,00 56,128,174,00 100,00
  1. a Data from the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), calculated on the total of the Italian population based on 2011 census; b Data from ISTAT, calculated on Italian population aged 18–74 based on 2011 census; c Data from the Italian Istituto Superiore di Sanità’s chronic disease 2019 report