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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