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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Factor analysis of the clustering of common somatic symptoms: a preliminary study

  Male
(n = 437)
Female
(n = 246)
P-value1
Age (years)    0.022*
   < 45 161 (36.8) 104 (42.3)  
   45-65 250 (57.2) 117 (47.5)  
   ≥65 26 (6.0) 25 (10.2)  
Education2    < 0.001*
   Junior high school or below 95 (21.9) 98 (40.0)  
   Senior high school 127 (29.2) 68 (27.8)  
   College or above 213 (48.9) 79 (32.2)  
Religion    0.008*
   None 76 (17.4) 40 (16.3)  
   Folk belief 142 (32.5) 66 (26.8)  
   Taoism 75 (17.1) 38 (15.4)  
   Buddhism 131 (30.0) 79 (32.1)  
   Others 13 (3.0) 23 (9.4)  
Marital status    < 0.001*
   Single 43 (9.8) 20 (8.1)  
   Married 378 (86.5) 175 (71.2)  
   Other 16 (3.7) 51 (20.7)  
Employment    < 0.001*
   Employed 390 (89.2) 133 (54.1)  
   Unemployed 47 (10.8) 113 (45.9)  
Smokers 177 (40.5) 15 (6.1) < 0.001*
Alcohol drinkers 209 (47.8) 35 (14.2) < 0.001*
  1. Data presented as number (percent).
  2. 1 P-values were derived from the chi-square test.
  3. 2Missing data was noted.
  4. *Indicates statistical significance, P < 0.05.