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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants by gender

From: Validation of the WHO self-reporting questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) item in primary health care settings in Eritrea

Variables Total sample n = 266 (%) Males n = 121 (%) Female n = 145 (%)
Age
 18–25 94 (35.3%) 28 (29.78%) 66 (70.2%)
 26–35 93 (35%) 36 (38.7%) 57(61.29%)
 36–45 43 (16.2%) 28 (65%) 15 (35%)
 46–65 36 (13.5%) 28 (77.7%) 8 (22.2%)
 Mean (SD) 32 ± 11.09   
Ethnicity
 Tigrigna 237 (89.1%) 114 (47.6%) 123 (52.3%)
 Tigre 25 (9.4%) 6 (24%) 19 (76%)
 Saho 3 (1.1%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.6%)
 Bilen 1 (0.4%) 0 1
Educational level
 Illiterate 2 (0.8%) 0 2
 Elementary 30 (11.3%) 16 (53.3%) 14 (46.6%)
 Middle school 79 (29.7%) 20 (25.3%) 59 (74.6%)
 High school 94 (35.3%) 39 (41.4%) 55 (58.5%)
 12+ 61 (22.9%) 38 (62.2%) 23 (37.7%)
Marital status
 Married 167 (62.8%) 66 (39.5%) 101(60.4%)
 Unmarried 89 (33.5%) 52 (58.4%) 37 (41.5%)
 Widowed 6 (2.3%) 2(33.3%) 4(66.6%)
 Divorced 4 (1.5%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)