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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Loneliness among mothers raising children under the age of 3 years and predictors with special reference to the use of SNS: a community-based cross-sectional study

  Number % or mean SD
Age (years), n%
 19 or younger 5 1.0%
 20–29 134 25.6%
 30–39 308 58.9%
 40–49 40 7.6%
 No answer 36 6.9%
 Mean (SD)   32.2(5.1)
Marital status
 Single 7 1.3%
 Married 511 97.7%
 Divorced 3 0.6%
 No answer 2 0.4%
Help from spouse
 Yes 461 88.1%
 No 45 8.6%
 No answer 17 3.3%
No. of children
 1 216 41.3%
 2 or more 307 58.7%
Employment
 Yes 232 44.4%
 No 289 55.3%
 No answer 2 0.4%
Daycare
 Attends 217 41.5%
 Does not attend 303 57.9%
 No answer 3 0.6%
Health status
 Very good 362 69.2%
 Good 137 26.2%
 Fair 23 4.4%
 Poor 0 0.0%
 No answer 1 0.2%
Subjective economic status
 Stable 57 10.9%
 Somewhat stable 260 49.7%
 Somewhat unstable 173 33.1%
 Unstable 30 5.7%
 No answer 3 0.6%
Live-in parents
 Yes 177 33.8%
 No 342 65.4%
 No answer 4 0.8%
Education level
 Junior high 27 5.2%
 High school 141 27.0%
 Vocational/junior college 242 46.3%
 University/graduate school 110 21.0%
 No answer 3 0.6%
Age of oldest child (months) 43.7(39.0)  
  1. SD, Standard deviation