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Table 2 Subgroups of social support and depression

From: Depression, social support and associated factors among women living in rural China: a cross-sectional study

Social support Mean scores in depression groups
Depressed Not depressed F p
Social interaction 7.31 ± 1.70 7.80 ± 1.74 16.2 <0.05
Perceived social support 17.6 ± 3.33 19.0 ± 2.70 54.6 <0.05
Instrumental social support 9.61 ± 3.14 10.8 ± 2.26 47.7 <0.05
  1. Note. ANOVA was applied to test the statistic significant differences of social support between the groups.