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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the studied groups

From: Neurological soft signs for discrimination between euthymic patients with bipolar I disorder and healthy controls

VariablesPatient group (n = 30)Control group (n = 30)Test of sig.P
Age (years)
 ± SD29.3 ± 3.729.9 ± 3.5t, 0.60.5
 Range23.0–36.021.0–37.0
Sex
 Males16 (53.3%)15 (50.0%)χ2, 0.60.7
 Females14 (46.7%)15 (50.0%)
Marital status
 Single14 (46.7%)11 (36.7%)χ2, 1.80.9
 Married9 (30.0%)12 (40.0%)
 Divorced6 (20.0%)6 (20.0%)
 Widow1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)
Education
 Illiterate0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)χ2, 8.70.1
 Elementary1 (3.3%)3 (10.0%)
 Preparatory5 (16.7%)5 (16.7%)
 Secondary22 (73.3%)16 (53.3%)
 High education2 (6.7%)6 (20.0%)
Occupation
 Working13 (43.3%)21 (70.0%)χ2, 4.40.1
 Not working17 (56.7%)9 (30.0%)
Social class
 Low13 (43.3%)10 (33.3%)χ2, 0.70.7
 Middle17 (56.7%)20 (66.7%)