Table 1

Demographic factors of participants and univariate analysis of factors related to anxiety symptoms (N = 1437)
Variable Number of participants in different categories No. (%) Number of participants with anxiety symptoms No. (%) P value
Demographic factors
Age (years) 0.714
 ≤25 310(21.6) 127(41.03)
 26–30 250(17.4) 107(42.8)
 31–35 152(10.6) 65(42.8)
 35–40 333(23.2) 150(45.0)
 41–45 139(9.7) 62(44.6)
 46–50 165(11.5) 68(41.2)
 ≥51 88(6.1) 45(51.1)
Length of employment (years) 0.647
 ≤4 370(25.7) 159(43.0)
 5–14 310(21.6) 126(40.6)
 15–20 373(26.0) 169(45.3)
 ≥21 384(26.7) 170(44.3)
Marital status 0.658
 Single/ Widow/divorced/separated 477(33.4) 204(42.8)
 Married/cohabitation 950(66.6) 418(44.0)
Education 0.012
 Technical nursing school or lower 474(33.0) 180(38.0)
 Junior college 705(49.1) 329(46.7)
 Bachelor degree or above 258(18.0) 115(44.6)
Chronic diseases <0.001
 Yes 224(15.8) 124(55.4)
 No 1192(84.2) 486(40.8)
Life events 0.001
 Yes 588(41.8) 284(48.3)
 No 820(58.2) 323(39.4)

Gao et al.

Gao et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:141   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-141

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