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Table 1 Summary of the sample characteristics of respondents (n = 12,841)

From: Prevalence of depression and its associated factors among patients attending primary care settings in the post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study

Variable Number (%)
Age group (years)   
 18-24 1475 11.5
 25-34 3025 23.6
 35-49 3888 30.3
 50-64 3019 23.5
 65 and above 1434 11.2
Sex   
 Male 5578 43.4
 Female 7263 56.6
Nature of employment   
 Govt./Semi govt. paid employee 1071 8.3
 Private sector paid employee 595 4.6
 Employer 857 6.7
 Own account worker 3197 24.9
 Contributing to family enterprise 7121 55.5
District   
 Jaffna 4930 38.4
 Kilinochchi 3392 26.4
 Mannar 509 4.0
 Mullaitivu 4010 31.2
Disabilitiesa   
Seeing   
 No difficulty 10478 81.6
 Difficult or not possible 2363 18.4
Hearing   
 No difficulty 11840 92.2
 Difficult or not possible 1001 7.8
Walking   
 No difficulty 10636 82.8
 Difficult or not possible 2205 17.2
Cognition   
 No difficulty 11758 91.6
 Difficult or not possible 1083 8.4
Self-care   
 No difficulty 12697 98.9
 Difficult or not possible 144 1.1
Communication   
 No difficulty 12687 98.8
 Difficult or not possible 154 1.2
Total 12,841 100
  1. Govt. government; DH divisional hospital; PMCU primary medical care unit.
  2. aThose responded difficult or not possible at all are considered as having disability.