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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the five MDD subtypes groups (n = 98)

From: C-reactive protein and clinical subtypes of major depressive disorder at Zagazig University Hospitals

Variable Atypical (n = 11) 11.2% Anxious (n = 31) 31.6% Melancholic (n = 19) 19.4% Psychotic (n = 15) 15.3% Unspecified (n = 22) 22.4% f P
Age: (years)       
 Mean ± SD 35.7 ± 11.06 36.5 ± 10.4 42.9 ± 10.9 45.6 ± 11.38 35.4 ± 12.66 2.85 0.03*
 Range 20–58 19–60 19–57 18–57 18–59
BMI: (Kg/m2)       
 Mean ± SD 29.33 ± 3.98 29.06 ± 3.42 30.8 ± 4.56 30.36 ± 3.19 30.03 ± 2.99 0.77 0.54NS
 Range 21–35 23–37 22–41.6 22.8–35 26–39.6
Variable No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % χ2 P
Sex             
   Male 1 9.1 8 25.8 9 47.4 9 60 7 31.8 9.93 0.04*
   Female 10 90.9 23 74.2 10 52.6 6 40 15 68.2
Marital status             
   Single 3 27.3 6 19.3 3 15.8 3 20 5 22.7 5.88 0.92NS
   Married 6 54.5 20 64.5 10 52.6 9 60 14 63.6
   Widow 1 9.1 4 13 2 10.5 1 6.7 1 4.5
   Divorced 1 9.1 1 3.2 4 21.1 2 13.3 2 9.1
Education             
   Illiterate 1 9.1 7 22.6 3 15.8 1 6.7 1 4.5 22.2 0.03*
   Basic 5 45.5 8 25.8 8 42.1 5 33.3 8 36.4
   High school 1 9.1 12 38.7 7 36.8 3 20 12 54.5
   College 4 36.3 4 13 1 5.3 6 40 1 4.5
Occupation             
   Working 2 18.2 15 48.4 11 57.9 10 66.7 7 31.8 8.94 0.06NS
   Not Working 9 81.8 16 51.6 8 42.1 5 33.3 15 68.2
Residence             
   Urban 5 45.5 8 25.8 7 36.8 6 40 6 27.3 2.28 0.68NS
   Rural 6 54.5 23 74.2 12 63.2 9 60 16 72.7
Smoking             
   Yes 1 9.1 7 22.6 7 36.8 5 33.3 5 22.7 3.55 0.47NS
   No 10 90.9 24 77.4 12 63.2 10 66.7 17 77.3
  1. MDD major depressive disorder, BMI body mass index, SD standard deviation, f one-way ANOVA, χ2 chi-square test, NS non-significant (P > 0.05)
  2. *Significant (P < 0.05)