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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: The prevalence of childhood trauma in psychiatric outpatients

Variables Overall sample (n = 454) Outpatient sample (n = 354) Community sample (n = 100)
Age, mean ± SD 23.6 ± 6.0 23.7 ± 6.04 23.4 ± 5.89
Sex, N (%)
 Male 214 (47.1) 169 (47.7) 45 (45.0)
 Female 240 (52.9) 185 (52.3) 55 (55.0)
Ethnicity, N (%)
 Chinese 308 (67.8) 285 (71.2) 60 (60.0)
 Malay 82 (18.1) 71 (17.7) 15 (15.0)
 Indian 51 (11.2) 30 (7.50) 22 (22.0)
 Others 13 (2.9) 14 (3.50) 3 (3.00)
Marital status, N (%)
 Never married 60 (13.2) 41 (11.6) 19 (19.0)
 Ever married 394 (86.8) 313 (88.4) 81 (81.0)
Religion, N (%)
 Buddhism 103 (22.7) 76 (21.5) 27 (27.0)
 Hinduism 33 (7.30) 15 (4.20) 18 (18.0)
 Islam 91 (20.0) 71 (20.1) 20 (20.0)
 Taoism 19 (4.20) 12 (3.4) 7 (7.0)
 Others 103 (22.7) 90 (25.4) 13 (13.0)
 Christianity 105 (23.1) 90 (25.4) 15 (15.0)
Diagnosis, N (%)
 Mood disorders   137 (30.2)  
 Schizophrenia or Psychotic disorders   91 (20.0)  
 Adjustment disorders   65 (14.3)  
 Anxiety disorders   61 (13.4)  
Years of education, N (%)
 Some formal/primary education 34 (7.50) 23 (6.50) 11 (11.0)
 Secondary/‘O’/‘N’ level 156 (34.4) 132 (37.3) 24 (24.0)
 ‘A’ level/diploma/pre-university 189 (41.6) 164 (46.3) 25 (25.0)
 Degree/postgrad degree 75 (16.5) 35 (9.90) 40 (40.0)