TABLE 2 Baseline Characteristics of Intent-to-Treat Sample, Dohuk Governorate, Kurdistan, June 2009–June 2010 (N = 207)
Counseling Intervention (n = 157)aWaitlist Control (n = 50)
Age, years, mean (SD)40.30 (15.3)40.76 (12.82)
Female, No. (%)54 (34%)15 (30%)
No. of children, mean (SD)4.80 (4.09)4.86 (3.91)
Disabled, No. (%)32 (20%)9 (18%)
Marital status
 Married, No. (%)116 (74%)43 (86%)
 Single/divorced/widowed, No. (%)41 (26%)7 (14%)
Employment
 Not working, No. (%)87 (55%)26 (52%)
 Regular work, No. (%)27 (17%)11 (22%)
 Self-employed, No. (%)23 (15%)8 (16%)
 Irregular work, No. (%)20 (13%)5 (10%)
Education
 None, No. (%)68 (43%)24 (48%)
 Primary, No. (%)53 (34%)14 (28%)
 Secondary, No. (%)29 (18%)11 (22%)
 Bachelors/institutional degree or certificate, No. (%)7 (4%)1 (2%)
  • Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation.

  • a 159 were allocated to the counseling intervention, but 2 participants’ paperwork at baseline was lost.