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Table 1 Demographic data and clinical data in different study groups

From: Gender-related romantic attachment and serum oxytocin level difference in adult patients with obsessive compulsive disorder

Variables Cases (N = 40) Control (N = 40) P value Sig.
Age (years), mean/SD 28.8 ± 6.6 29.3 ± 6.2 0.75 NS
Education years (years, mean/SD) 12.1 ± 2.5 12.5 ± 2.01 0.55 NS
Marital status (n= 40)
Single 15 (37.5%) 14 (35%) 0.9 NS
Married 25 (62.5%) 26 (65%)
Variables (n= 40) Mean ± SD Range  
Age of onset (years) 23.8 ± 6.3 14‑38
Illness duration (years) 4.9 ± 2.5 1‑11
Family history
Negative 29 72.5%
Positive 11 27.5%
Severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder Mean ± SD Range
Obsession severity score 13.9 ± 1.5 10‑17
Compulsion severity score 12.7 ± 1.5 9‑15
Y-BOCS severity (total score) 26.5 ± 2.9 19‑32
Mean scores of romantic attachment tests Cases (N= 40) Control (N= 40) Pvalue Sig.
Anxiety score (mean ± SD) 4.33 ± 0.29 3.52 ± 0.54 < 0.001 VHS
Avoidance score (mean ± SD) 3.1 ± 0.29 2.7 ± 0.28 < 0.001 VHS
ECR-R categories No (%) No (%) Pvalue Sig.
Fearful 22 (55%) 9 (22.5%) < 0.001 VHS
Preoccupied 10 (25%) 5 (12.5%)
Dismissing 5 (12.5%) 4 (10%)
Secure 3 (7.5%) 22 (55%)
Oxytocin level (pg/ml) 19.6 ± 22.6 8.5 ± 9.7 0.002 HS
  1. Student T test, Chi-square test, Mann-Whitney test