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Research Article

Low Perceived Social Support Is Associated with CD8+CD57+ Lymphocyte Expansion and Increased TNF-α Levels

Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the MSPSS groups according to low (<65.0) and high (≥65.0) MPSS score.

Low MSPSS scoreHigh MSPSS score

Age (years): median (25th–75th percentile)40.0 (33.0–44.0)37.0 (34.0–40.0)*
Gender (%): (male/female)18.4/81.622.4/77.6
Job seniority (years): median (25th–75th percentile)15.0 (10.0–22.0)14.0 (8.0–17.8)*
BMI (Kg/m2): median (25th–75th percentile)23.0 (21.8–25.0)22.0 (21.0–24.0)*
Subjects taking physical exercise (%)27.223.3
Shift-working nurses (%)49.454.9
Alcohol drinkers (%)40.425.0*
Smokers (%)43.044.0
Marital status (%)
 Unmarried21.131.0
 Cohabiting5.35.2
 Married70.260.3
 Divorced3.53.4
Subjects with offspring (%)66.760.3

high versus low MSPSS score. Mann-Whitney analysis (continuous variables) or Chi-square test (dichotomous or categorical variables).