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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants (n, %)

From: Effect of adding a psychological intervention to routine care of common mental disorders in a specialized mental healthcare facility in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial

Variable PM + N (%)
(n = 96)
TAU N (%)
(n = 96)
Total
(N = 192)
Age (mean ± SD) 33.03 ± 9.94 35.07 ± 10.95 34.05 ± 10.47
Gender
 Male 32 (33.3) 28 (29.2) 60(31.9)
 Female 62 (64.6) 66 (68.8) 128 (68)
Education
 Uneducated 15 (15.6) 25 (26) 40 (20.8)
 Completed primary (grade 5) 20 (20.8) 12 (12.5) 32 (16.7)
 Completed middle (grade 8) 9 (9.4) 13 (13.5) 22(11.5)
 Completed matriculate (grade 10) 16 (16.7) 14 (14.6) 30 (15.6)
 Completed College and University (grade 11–16) 36 (37.5) 30 (31.3) 66 (34.4)
Marital status
 Never married 28 (29.8) 19 (19.8) 47(24.5)
 Currently married 61 (63.5) 69 (71.9) 130 (67.7)
 Separated 1 (1.0) 2 (2.1) 3 (1.6)
 Divorced 3 (3.1) 2 (2.1) 5 (2.6)
 Widowed 3 (3.1) 4 (4.2) 7 (3.6)
Employment status
 Employed 31 (32.3) 26 (27.1) 57 (29.7)
 Not employed 65 (67.7) 70 (72.9) 135 (70.3)
Occupation
 Paid work 24 (25.8) 20 (21.3) 44 (22.9)
 Self-employed 10 (10.8) 8 (8.5) 18(9.4)
 Student 2 (2.2) 3 (3.2) 5(2.6)
 Keeping house/homemaker 14 (15.1) 18 (19.1) 32 (16.7)
 Retired 0 (0.0) 2 (2.1) 2 (1)
 Unemployed (health reasons) 2 (2.2) 1 (1.1) 3 (1.6)
 Unemployed (other reasons) 41 (44.1) 42 (44.7) 83 (43.2)
Living structure
 Nuclear 49 (51.0) 47 (49.5) 96(50)
 Joint/extended 47 (49.0) 48 (50.5) 95 (49.7)