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Table 2 Sample characteristics and descriptive statistics of study variables

From: Internal consistency and factor structure of a brief scale assessing sensitivity to blood, injury, and mutilation

Variable SOC (n = 675) MA (n = 750) 𝜒 2 df p value
% (n) % (n)
Ethnicity 78.1 1 < 0.0001
White non-hispanic 66.8% (451) 43.5% (326)    
Other 33.2% (224) 56.5% (424)  
Education 22.0 1 < 0.0001
≤ High school 27.0% (182) 38.7% (290)    
> High school 73.0% (493) 61.3% (460)
Marital status 24.3 1 < 0.0001
Married 65.9% (445) 53.1% (398)    
Single 34.1% (230) 46.9% (352)
Rank 230.0 1 < 0.0001
E1-E4 30.2% (204) 70.4% (528)    
≥ E5 69.8% (471) 29.6% (222)
Deployment a 623.2 1 < 0.0001
No 0.0% 62.1% (466)    
Yes 100.0% (675) 37.9% (284)
  M (SD) M (SD) t df p value
Age in years 29.9 (7.3) 26.9 (7.2) 7.80 1423 < 0.0001
CESb 12.5 (8.3) 10.0 (6.6) 4.89 669 < 0.0001
MQ-SBIM-10 0.9 (1.5) 0.8 (1.5) 1.83 1423 0.0670
MQ-SBIM-5 0.5 (0.9) 0.4 (0.9) 2.36 1423 0.0182
  1. aPrevious deployment to the Middle East region
  2. bCES data was examined for those who had previously deployed to the Middle East region (n = 675 for SOC; n = 284 for MA)