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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population in the study of somatic symptoms and emotional well being (n = 92)

From: Non-specific symptoms as clues to changes in emotional well-being

  Research Group (N = 110) Control Group (N = 110)  
All respondents (%) Total = 110 Responders = 48 (43.6%) Total = 110 Responders = 44 (40%) Comparison of research and control groups
Number of women (%) 79 (71.8) 34 (70.3) 79 (71.8) 34 (77.3) P = 0.3, NS
Number of men (%) 31 (28.2) 14 (29.7) 31 (28.2) 10 (22.7) P = 0.3, NS
Mean age in years (range, s.d.) 46.5
(21-69)
51.1
(23-69, 11.7)
46.6
(20-70)
53.1
(24-70, 11.4)
P = 0.4, NS
Marital status (% married)   63%   62% P = 0.8, NS
Mean number of children   2.1   2.3 P = 0.7, NS