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Table 1 Prevalence (%) distribution of psychiatric disorders of the overall population by the socio-demographic factors (N = 25180)

From: An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran

Demographic variables   Disorders
   Sample(n) Cases(n) (%) 95% CI P. value
Sex Men 12660 929 7.34 6.9–7.8 <0.001
  Women 12520 1807 14.34 13.8–15.0  
Age Groups 18–25 7730 701 9.07 8.4–9.7 <0.001
  26–40 8196 904 11.03 10.4–11.7  
  41–55 5604 707 12.62 11.7–13.5  
  56–65 1932 196 10.14 8.8–11.5  
  >65 1659 206 12.42 10.8–14.0  
Marital Status Single 7334 641 8.74 8.1–9.4 <0.001
  Married 16982 1925 11.34 10.9–11.8  
  Divorced or separated 121 27 22.31 14.9–29.7  
  Dead spouse 640 129 20.16 17.0–23.3  
Residential area Rural 9466 886 9.36 8.8–9.9 <0.001
  Urban 15714 1850 11.77 11.3–12.3  
Education High Education 2513 203 8.08 7.1–9.2 <0.001
  Diploma 4774 447 9.36 8.5–10.2  
  High or Guidance School 4972 459 9.23 8.4–10.0  
  Elementary 6715 784 11.68 10.9–12.4  
  Illiterate 5839 806 13.80 12.9–14.7  
Occupation Worker 2263 172 7.60 6.5–8.8 <0.001
  Officers 2730 191 7.00 6.1–8.0  
  Student 1713 148 8.64 7.4–10.1  
  Private sector 5245 319 6.08 5.4–6.7  
  Retired 710 79 11.13 8.8–13.4  
  Housewife 9592 1485 15.48 14.8–16.2  
  Unemployed 1947 240 12.33 10.9–13.8  
  Others 909 99 10.89 8.9–12.9  
Total   25180 2736 10.81 10.5–11.3