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Table 1 Demographics (n = 437)

From: Swipe-based dating applications use and its association with mental health outcomes: a cross-sectional study

 Total
n (%)
Non-users n (%)Past Users n (%)Users
n (%)
Chi-square valueDegrees of FreedomP-valuea
n %437 207 (47.4)101 (23.1)129 (29.5)   
Age* (missing = 1)
 18–2323453.691 (38.9)56 (23.9)87 (37.2)18.94940.001
 24–299922.852 (52.5)24 (24.2)23 (23.2)
 30 and older10323.763 (61.2)21 (20.4)19 (18.4)
Gender (missing = 4)
 Male18041.680 (44.4)45 (25.0)55 (30.6)1.22220.543
 Female25358.4125 (49.4)54 (21.3)74 (29.2)
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual37986.7193 (50.9)84 (22.2)102 (26.9)15.3032< 0.001
 LGBTQI+5813.314 (24.1)17 (29.3)27 (46.6)
Marital status (missing = 1)
 Married/de facto9922.778 (78.8)19 (19.2)2 (2.0)59.9262< 0.001
 Not married33777.3129 (38.3)82 (24.3)126 (37.4)
Relationship status (missing = 5)
 Single & not dating14132.658 (41.1)16 (11.3)67 (47.5)160.5624< 0.001
 Dating6013.96 (10.0)6 (10.0)48 (80.0)
 In an exclusive relationship23153.5138 (59.7)79 (34.2)14 (6.1)
Employment (missing = 1)
 Not employed10223.448 (47.1)21 (20.6)33 (32.4)2.95240.566
 0–30 h per week17039.080 (47.1)36 (21.2)54 (31.8)
  > 30 h per week16437.678 (47.6)44 (26.8)42 (25.6)
Social media use (missing = 3)
  ≥ once a week434100129 (29.7)101 (23.3)204 (47.0)
  1. a Chi-square analyses
  2. p value for a significant result