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Table 1 Sociodemographic and any common mental disorder characteristics of participants attending monk healers and primary care health centres (N = 1251)

From: Common mental disorders among patients attending monk healers and primary health care centres in Thailand: a cross-sectional study

Variable

Monk healer

Health centre

P value

Monk healer

Health centre

P value

Sample

Sample

CMD

CMD

M (SD)

M (SD)

M (SD)

M (SD)

Age in years

47.3 (13.8)

53.3 (14.1)

 < 0.001

45.1 (13.5)

56.2 (14.4)

 < 0.001

 

N (%)

N (%)

 

N (%)

N (%)

 

All

607 (48.5)

644 (51.5)

 

181 (31.1)

138 (22.3)

 

Sex

 Female

465 (76.6)

469 (72.8)

0.254

152 (84.0)

99 (71.7)

0.007

 Male

142 (23.4)

175 (27.2)

 

29 (16.0)

39 (28.3)

 

Formal education

 Primary or less

225 (38.5)

404 (64.6)

 < 0.001

57 (32.6)

110 (80.3)

 < 0.001

 Secondary

185 (31.7)

166 (26.6)

 

63 (36.0)

21 (15.3)

 

 Post-secondary

174 (29.8)

55 (8.8)

 

55 (31.4)

6 (4.4)

 

Marital status

 Single/divorced/separated/widowed

250 (41.7)

145 (22.9)

 < 0.001

97 (54.2)

31 (22.8)

 < 0.001

 Married

350 (58.3)

489 (77.1)

 

82 (45.8)

105 (77.2)

 

Employment status

 No

192 (32.0)

169 (26.4)

0.127

69 (39.2)

59 (43.4)

0.457

 Yes

408 (68.0)

467 (73.6)

 

107 (60.8)

77 (56.6)

 

In debt

 No/little

436 (71.8)

474 (73.6)

0.481

124 (68.5)

57 (31.5)

0.002

 High

171 (28.2)

170 (26.4)

 

57 (31.5)

67 (48.6)

 

Social support

 Low

106 (17.7)

106 (16.7)

 < 0.001

49 (27.1)

49 (35.8)

0.201

 Medium

280 (46.7)

395 (62.3)

 

75 (41.4)

54 (39.4)

 

 High

213 (35.6)

133 (21.0)

 

57 (31.5)

34 (24.8)

 
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation, CMD common mental disorder