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Research Article

Association of Perceived Stress with Stressful Life Events, Lifestyle and Sociodemographic Factors: A Large-Scale Community-Based Study Using Logistic Quantile Regression

Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of study's participants and mean (±SD) of perceived stress in each level of predictor variables.

Variables Mean ± SD value

Family conflict0.2250.29 ± 0.53<0.0001
Financial problem0.2111.67 ± 1.36<0.0001
Social problem0.2221.06 ± 1.21<0.0001
Job insecurity0.1651.09 ± 0.89<0.0001
Global dietary index (GDI)0.0770.82 ± 0.30<0.0001
Total daily physical activities −0.086808.6 ± 621.7 <0.0001

CategoriesNumber (percent)Mean ± SD value**

Age (years)
 19–291544 (33.7%)3.41 ± 2.320.026
 30–502018 (44.1%)3.33 ± 2.20
 >501016 (22.2%)3.57 ± 2.34
Job
 Housewife2005 (43.7%)3.40 ± 2.27<0.0001
 Manual969 (21.1%)3.20 ± 2.17
 Nonmanual860 (18.8%)2.86 ± 1.94
 Retired or jobless694 (15. 1%)3.76 ± 2.39
Place of residence
 Urban3774 (82.3%)3.41 ± 2.270.965
 Rural809 (17.7%)3.41 ± 2.20
Marital status
 Married3563 (77.7%)3.39 ± 2.250.235
 Single1014 (22.1%)3.49 ± 2.36
Sex
 Female2339 (51%)3.72 ± 2.37<0.0001
 Male2244 (49%)3.09 ± 2.13
Income
 <100$669 (14.6%)3.17 ± 2.53<0.0001
 100–3002585 (56.4%)3.41 ± 2.27
 300–500946 (20.6%)3.02 ± 2.00
 >500362 (7.9%)2.95 ± 2.08
Education (years)
 Illiterate559 (12.2%)4.22 ± 2.75<0.0001
 1–81837 (40.1%)3.48 ± 2.24
 9–121358 (29.6%)3.26 ± 2.20
 >12813 (17.7%)3.04 ± 2.07
Smoking
 Current and passive smoker843 (18.6%)3.45 ± 2.330.547
 Nonsmoker3731 (81.4%)3.40 ± 2.26

* r: Pearsons correlation coefficient.
**Based on two independent samples t-test or one-way ANOVA.

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