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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants stratified by age groups

From: A comparative study on mental health and adaptability between older and younger adults during the COVID-19 circuit breaker in Singapore

N All
n (%)
Younger adults
n (%)
Older adults
n (%)
602 (100.00) 302 (50.17) 300 (49.83)
Age M = 53.30
SD = 16.26
M = 39.87
SD = 11.46
M = 66.82
SD = 5.84
Sex
  Male 302 (50.17) 133 (44.04) 169 (56.33)
  Female 300 (49.83) 169 (55.96) 131 (43.67)
Marital status
  Married 431 (71.59) 188 (62.25) 243 (81.0)
  Single 124 (20.60) 103 (34.11) 21 (7.00)
  Divorced 22 (3.65) 11 (3.64) 11 (3.67)
  Widowed 25 (4.15) 0 (.00) 25 (8.33)
Nationality
  Singaporean 565 (93.85) 274 (90.73) 291 (97.00)
  Permanent Resident 37 (6.15) 28 (9.27) 9 (3.00)
Ethnicity
  Malay 91 (15.12) 49 (16.23) 42 (14.00)
  Indian 82 (13.62) 43 (14.24) 39 (13.00)
  Other 25 (4.16) 12 (3.97) 13 (4.33)
Religion
  Buddhism 181 (30.07) 95 (31.45) 86 (28.67)
  Islam 106 (17.61) 58 (19.21) 48 (16.00)
  Christianity 81 (13.46) 34 (11.26) 47 (15.67)
  Hinduism 60 (9.97) 28 (9.27) 32 (10.67)
  Roman Catholic 48 (7.97) 15 (4.97) 33 (11.00)
  Taoism 15 (2.49) 7 (2.32) 8 (2.67)
  Sikhism 3 (.50) 2 (.66) 1 (.33)
  No religion 108 (17.94) 63 (20.86) 45 (15.00)
Education
  Primary and below 56 (9.30) 6 (1.99) 50 (16.67)
  Secondary 200 (33.22) 55 (18.21) 145 (48.33)
  Post-secondary 54 (8.97) 28 (9.27) 26 (8.67)
  Tertiary and above 292 (48.51) 213 (70.53) 79 (26.33)
Occupation
  Senior Management 45 (7.48) 37 (12.25) 8 (2.67)
  Professionals 93 (15.45) 79 (26.16) 14 (4.67)
  Associate Professionals 62 (10.30) 43 (14.24) 19 (6.33)
  Clerical Support 25 (4.15) 18 (5.96) 7 (2.33)
  Sales and Services 40 (6.64) 24 (7.95) 16 (5.33)
  Craftsmen 7 (1.16) 2 (.66) 5 (1.67)
  Cleaners, labourers 18 (2.99) 2 (.66) 16 (5.33)
  Machine Operators 20 (3.32) 7 (2.32) 13 (4.33)
  Others 35 (5.81) 22 (7.27) 13 (4.33)
  Not in employment 109 (18.11) 65 (21.52) 44 (14.67)
  Retired 148 (24.58) 3 (.99) 145 (48.33)