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Table 2 Mean (standard deviation) Self-Rating Questionnaire (SRQ) total scores by demographic variables

From: Psychological distress among patients of an orthopaedic outpatient clinic: a study from a low-income country

  Number Mean (SD) SRQ total score P value
Female 570 12.50 (5.4) P < 0.001
Male 408 8.45 (5.2)  
No formal education 530 12.01 (5.6) P < 0.001
Primary school only 122 10.16 (5.8)  
Secondary school only 174 9.61 (5.7)  
Beyond secondary school 129 8.08 (4.9)  
Single 190 8.96 (5.6) P < 0.001
Married 719 11.04 (5.6)  
Divorced/separated/widowed 64 13.84 (5.2)  
Income < Rs 4,000 647 11.69 (5.6) P < 0.001
Rs 4,000 to 6,000 168 9.35 (5.6)  
Rs 6,001 to 8,000 71 8.20 (5.4)  
>Rs 8,000 71 8.83 (5.3)  
Medically explained 887 10.81 (5.8) P = 0.79
Medically unexplained 91 10.89 (5.5)