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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of two groups based on the variables of sex, marital status, education, job, and age

From: Studying the effect of abdominal massage on the gastric residual volume in patients hospitalized in intensive care units

Variables Case
N (%)
Control
N (%)
Total
N (%)
Statistical test
Sex
 Male 18 (60) 18 (60) 36 (60) χ2=0
p = 0.604
 Female 12 (40) 12 (40) 24 (40)
Marital status
 Single 5 (16.7) 5 (16.7) 10 (16.7) χ2=0
p = 0.635
 Married 25 (83.3) 25 (83.3) 50 (83.3)
Level of education
 Illiterate 3 (10) 2 (6.7) 5 (8.3) χ2=1.132
p = 0.889
 Elementary 8 (26.7) 6 (20) 14 (23.3)
 Diploma 8 (26.7) 10 (33) 18 (30)
 Associate 6 (20) 5 (16.7) 11 (18.3)
 Bachelor 5 (16.7) 7 (23) 12 (20)
Employment status
 Unemployed 7 (23.3) 11 (36.7) 18 (30) N/A
 Retired 7 (23.3) 5 (16.7) 12 (20)
 Housewife 8 (26.7) 4 (13.3) 12 (20)
 Employee 2 (6.7) 3 (10) 5 (8.3)
 Free job 6 (20) 7 (23.3) 13 (21.7)
Age (mean and SD) 60.76 ± 17.38 58.66 ± 14.75 59.72 ± 16.02 t = 0.508
p = 0.616
  1. N/A not applicable