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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study samples

From: Validity and reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Trauma and Loss Spectrum (SCI-TALS)

  PTSD N = 48 CG N = 44 Controls N = 48 Test, significance (p)
  Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D.  
Age 44.8 ± 14.3 49.3 ± 14.5 41.2 ± 12.2 F = 4.0, p < 0.05, CG>C
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Female 25 (51.2) 37 (84.1) 31 (64.6) Chi-square = 10.6, p < 0.01, CG>PTSD
Marital status     Chi-square = 27.8, p < 0.001
   Single 14 (29.2) 12 (27.3) 23 (47.9)  
   Married/living with partner 32 (66.7) 18 (40.9) 24 (50.0)  
   Widows-ers 1 (2.1) 12 (27.3) 1 (2.1)  
>8 y. of education 32 (66.7) 24 (54.5) 38 (79.2) Chi-square = 6.3, p < 0.05, C>CG
Employed full/part time 30 (62.6) 21 (47.7) 53 (72.9) Chi-square = 6.2, p = 0.05, C>CG
  Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D.  
IES Total score 26.1 ± 17.2 30.3 ± 15.0 12.0 ± 11.8 F = 19.7, p < 0.001; CG, PTSD>C
   Intrusive 13.4 ± 8.9 16.0 ± 8.5 6.6 ± 6.6 F = 16.8, p < 0.001; CG, PTSD>C
   Avoidance 12.8 ± 9.4 14.4 ± 8.5 5.4 ± 5.7 F = 16.8, p < 0.001, CG, PTSD>C
ICG Total score 9.3 ± 7.1 38.8 ± 10.5 5.1 ± 6.5 F = 215.8, p < 0.001, CG>PTSD, C
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