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Table 2 Prevalence rates (%) of mental health disorders, isolation, and social support by gender and occupational status

From: Mental health of college students and their non-college-attending peers: results from a large French cross-sectional survey

  Men n = 1136 Women n = 1288 Total n = 2424
  Total Men Workers NENST College students Non-college-attending students p Men Total Women Workers NENST College students Non-college-attending students p Women Workers NENST College students Non-college-attending students p Total p Gender
Psychological distress 8.19 8.10 8.13 7.99 8.84 0.988 17.24 15.53 20.98 16.67 19.51 0.376 11.58 15.04 13.13 14.51 0.342 0.001
Major depressive disorder 7.66 8.32 10.57 6.61 6.08 0.347 11.88 12.86 12.59 9.85 14.63 0.260 10.44 11.65 8.53 10.62 0.346 0.001
PTSD 2.11 1.28 6.50 1.93 1.66 0.004 5.67 5.34 11.19 3.79 7.32 0.004 3.18 9.02 3.03 4.66 0.001 0.001
Alcohol problem 8.99 8.10 12.20 9.14 8.84 0.571 2.41 1.94 4.90 1.89 2.93 0.174 5.22 8.27 4.83 5.70 0.182 0.001
Drug problem 16.08 15.42 18.70 16.07 16.02 0.855 6.06 6.31 5.59 5.69 6.86 0.929 11.15 11.65 9.91 11.17 0.778 0.001
Suicide attempt 0.35 0.21 1.63 0.28 0.00 0.840 1.47 0.97 2.80 1.33 1.95 0.417 0.57 2.26 0.90 1.04 0.100 0.004
Specific phobia 5.63 7.04 9.76 3.03 4.42 0.013 12.38 11.17 16.08 11.20 15.35 0.196 8.97 13.16 7.87 10.18 0.061 0.001
Agoraphobia 4.14 4.05 9.76 3.31 2.21 0.007 12.34 10.19 16.08 11.17 17.07 0.037 6.92 13.16 7.97 10.10 0.008 0.001
Panic disorder 4.84 3.41 3.25 7.44 4.42 0.043 a 9.70 10.19 8.39 9.85 9.27 0.930 6.58 6.02 8.87 6.99 0.215 0.001
Social phobia 4.93 4.69 8.13 3.31 6.63 0.116 8.25 7.30 10.49 7.77 9.85 0.514 5.91 9.40 5.95 8.33 0.092 0.001
One anxiety disorder 15.75 15.48 26.02 11.57 17.88 0.002 30.48 27.70 35.66 28.49 37.69 0.027 21.19 31.20 21.56 28.31 0.001 0.001
Any disorder and impairment in each role 3.92 3.07 6.49 3.09 6.25 0.231 4.13 3.57 10.75 3.60 1.75 0.006 3.30 8.82 3.39 4.13 0.009 0.834
Any disorder and impairment in one role 12.86 11.48 20.88 10.36 16.08 0.033 19.42 17.43 26.55 16.14 27.27 0.004 14.33 24.02 13.81 21.89 0.001 0.001
Mastery 16.20 16.31 15.70 16.48 15.72 0.057 16.05 15.22 16.35 15.73 16.23 0.008 16.23 15.44 16.40 15.72 0.001 0.540
Isolation 22.96 20.82 31.68 23.69 20.83 0.125 10.41 8.67 15.20 8.54 15.08 0.018 14.91 22.57 14.48 17.65 0.021 0.001
Social support 3.32 3.22 3.04 3.29 3.01 0.001 3.15 3.04 3.29 3.01 3.15 0.001 3.15 3.05 3.38 3.15 0.001 0.001
  1. Note: NENST neither employed nor students or trainees. Percentages are derived from cross-tabulations and chi-square tests
  2. aNS after Bonferroni correction
  3. Bold means p above 0.05