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Table 2 The comparison of demographic variables between the experimental and control groups

From: Effects of a positive thinking program on hope and sleep quality in Iranian patients with thalassemia: a randomized clinical trial

Group
Variable
Total Experimental (n = 31) Control (n = 39) P value*
  n(%) n(%) n(%)
Sex
Male 32(45.7) 16(51.6) 16(41) 0.377
Female 38(54.3) 15(48.4) 23(59)
Job
Employed 16(22.9) 7(22.6) 9(23.1) 0.679
Housewife 12(17.1) 4(12.9) 8(20.5)
Unemployed 42(60.0) 20(64.5) 22(56.4)
Marital status
Married 13(19.1) 6(33.3) 10(26.3) 0.089
Single 55(80.9) 27(90) 28(73.7)
Education
Subdomain 21(30.4) 8(25.8) 13(34.2) 0.099
Diploma 26(37.7) 9(29.0) 17(44.7)
Higher than diploma 22 (31.9) 14 (45.2.8) 8(21.1)
Location of residence
City 43(62.3) 22(71.0) 21(55.3) 0.181
Village 26(37.7) 9(29.0) 17(44.7)
  1. *Chi Square test