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Table 1 An overview of risk of depression based on demographic characteristics of both samples

From: A survey of depression and anxiety disorders in urban and rural Suriname

Variable   Nickerie P Paramaribo P
Possible cases of depression Possible cases of depression
Age <40 74 (15.7%) 0.141 160 (17.4%) 0.032*
>40 115 (20.9%)   136 (14.8%)  
Gender Male 86 (15.8%) 0.000* 89 (11.5%) 0.000*
Female 121 (20.5%)   207 (19.4%)  
Education Low 141 (21.7%) 0.001* 188 (20.1%) 0.002*
Secondary 46 (12.9%)   58 (12.4%)  
High 1 (7.7%)   18 (13.1%)  
Marital Status Single 39 (14.3%) 0.000* 149 (17%) 0.000*
Married 82 (16.8%)   54 (11.2%)  
Widowed 15 (37.7%)   16 (25.8%)  
Divorced 23 (39.7%)   19 (25.3%)  
Concubinage 27 (18.4%)   46 (15.5%)  
Long-distance relationship 3 (30%)   12 (27.9%)  
Ethnic background West Indians 131 (20.7%) 0.000* 82 (19.3%) 0.045*
Creole 14 (14.9%)   78 (14.7%)  
Maroon 0 (0%)   53 (24.5%)  
Javanese 24 (13.4%)   17 (19.1%)  
Mixed 11 (14.1%)   54 (13.7%)  
Other 9(31%)   12 (14.3%)  
Daily activity Student/going to school 8 (8.5%) 0.000* 46 (19.7%) 0.033*
Working part-time 15 (22.1%)   18 (17.3%)  
Working full-time 56 (16.8%)   115 (12.2%)  
Unemployed/jobseeker 25 (25%)   35 (31.5%)  
Housewife/Houseman 71 (21.7%)   60 (21.9%)  
Handyman 6 (13.6%)   8 (21.2%)  
Retired 6 (14%)   14 (10.2%)