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Table 1 Association of demographic characteristics with psychological symptoms in the SCL-90-R (n = 215)

From: Mental health among Iranian combat veterans with ankle-foot neuromusculoskeletal injuries

Item n(%) SCL-90-R subscales GSI
Somatization Obsessions-compulsions Interpersonal sensitivity Depression Anxiety Hostility Phobic anxiety Paranoid ideation Psychoticism
Age(year)
  ≤ 40 5(2.3%) 1.8 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.4 1.3 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.4 1.2 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.2
 41–60 191(88.8%) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 0.8 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.6
  > 60 19(8.8%) 1.5 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.8 1.1 ± 0.7 0.8 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7
P value   0.609 0.834 0.287 0.814 0.961 0.620 0.356 0.907 0.718 0.683
Education
 Less than diploma 127(59.1%) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.6
 Diploma 69(32.1%) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.7 0.7 ± 0.6 1.0 ± 0.8 0.8 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.6
 Higher education 19(8.8%) 1.3 ± 0.8 1.1 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.7 0.9 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.9 0.8 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.6
 P value   0.408 0.038 0.043 0.045 0.204 0.065 0.078 0.359 0.214 0.066
Number of children in the family
 1–2 65(30.2%) 1.4 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 0.8 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.8 0.8 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.6
 3–4 99(46.0%) 1.4 ± 0.8 1.3 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.8 0.8 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.6
  > 4 51(23.7%) 1.7 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.6 1.3 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.6 1.3 ± 0.6 1.0 ± 0.8 1.1 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.5
 P value   0.041 0.177 0.027 0.041 0.008 0.647 0.080 0.833 0.087 0.045
Job status
 Government employee 42(19.5%) 1.3 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.8 1.1 ± 0.8 0.7 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.9 0.8 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.7
 Self-employed 28(13.0%) 1.4 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.6 0.8 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.6 0.9 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.5
 Retired 50(23.3%) 1.7 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.5 1.3 ± 0.6 1.4 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.5 0.9 ± 0.5 1.1 ± 0.7 1.0 ± 0.6 1.3 ± 0.5
 Unemployed 95(44.2%) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.7 1.3 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.6
 P value   0.013 0.299 0.220 0.056 0.058 0.607 0.575 0.868 0.606 0.137