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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population with respect to location

From: Benzodiazepine use among adults residing in the urban settlements of Karachi, Pakistan: A cross sectional study

Characteristics Sultanabad (n = 366) Garden (n = 383) Test df P-value
Age (means ± SD)   38.09 ± 15.3 39.81 ± 15.3 t = -1.53 743 0.13
Gender     χ2 = 3.2 1 0.08
  Male, n (%) 157 (43) 190 (50)    
  Female, n (%) 206 (57) 192 (50)    
Marital Status     χ2 = 4.4 1 0.04
  Unmarried, n (%) 134 (38) 113 (30)    
  Married, n (%) 230 (62) 269 (70)    
Education     χ2 = 31.9 5 0.01
  Post-graduation, n (%) 32 (9) 38 (10)    
  Graduation, n (%) 114 (32) 98 (26)    
  Intermediate, n (%) 67 (19) 104 (27)    
  Secondary, n (%) 70 (20) 106 (28)    
  Primary, n (%) 28 (8) 7 (2)    
  None, n (%) 43 (12) 28 (7)    
Occupation     χ2 = 34.5 6 0.01
  Student, n (%) 50 (14) 47 (12)    
  Salaried workers, n (%) 90 (25) 38 (10)    
  Housewife, n (%) 78 (22) 117 (31)    
  Retired, n (%) 12 (3) 19 (5)    
  Labor, n (%) 93 (26) 104 (27)    
  Business, n (%) 33 (9) 48 (13)    
  Unemployed, n (%) 3 (1) 6 (2)    
Psychiatric consult     χ2 = 0.82 1 0.36
  No, n (%) 346 (96) 354 (94)    
  Yes, n (%) 15 (4) 21 (6)    
  1. SD = standard deviation
  2. df = degrees of freedom