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Table 1 Demographic data of the two groups

From: Emotional suppression and depressive symptoms in women newly diagnosed with early breast cancer

  Patient group Healthy comparison group F or χ 2 p
(n = 247) (n = 362)
Age (years) 47.45 ± 7.43 46.59 ± 7.57 1.911 0.167
Years of schooling 9.77 ± 3.42 9.53 ± 3.43 0.713 0.399
Educational level (%)    1.021 0.796
 Primary school 19.8 20.2   
 Junior high school 47.0 43.6   
 Senior middle school 17.0 19.9   
 College and above 16.2 16.3   
Residence (%)    0.097 0.755
 Urban 40.5 39.2   
 Rural 59.5 60.8   
Marital status (%)    2.670 0.263
 Married 89.5 93.1   
 Widowed 3.2 2.5   
 Divorced 7.3 4.4   
Employment status (%)    9.875 0.007
 Employed 77.3 74.3   
 Housewife 15.4 10.8   
 Retired 7.3 14.9