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Table 2 Gender difference among cases as regarding sociodemographic data, clinical characteristics, oxytocin level and romantic attachment

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

Variables Males (N = 20) Females (N = 20) P value Sig.
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Some demographic and clinical data
 Age (years) 29.7 ± 7.1 28 ± 6.1 0.4 NS
 Education years (years) 12.1 ± 2.2 12.2 ± 2.8 0.9 NS
 Age of onset (years) 24.4 ± 6.8 23.3 ± 5.8 0.6 NS
 Illness duration (years) 5.3 ± 2.7 4.7 ± 2.4 0.5 NS
Family history N(%) N(%)  
 Negative 15 (75%) 17 (70%) 0.9 NS
 Positive 5 (25%) 6 (30%)
OCD severity scores as regarding Y-BOCS (mean ± SD)
 Obsession severity score 13.7 ± 1.7 14.2 ± 1.3 0.4 NS
 Compulsion severity score 12.6 ± 1.7 12.7 ± 1.4 0.8 NS
 Y-BOCS severity (total score) 26.2 ± 3.3 26.9 ± 2.6 0.5 NS
Romantic attachment as regarding the ECR-R
 Anxiety score 4.4 ± 0.33 4.3 ± 0.23 0.5 NS
 Avoidance score 3.1 ± 0.32 3.08 ± 0.27 0.8 NS
ECR-R categories
 Fearful 11 (50%) 11 (50%) 0.8 NS
 Preoccupied 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
 Dismissing 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
 Secure 2 (66.7%) 1 (33.3%)
Mean oxytocin level (mean ± SD)
Oxytocin level (pg/ml) 11.4 ± 17.6 27.9 ± 24.4 < 0.001 VHS
  1. Student T test, Mann-Whitney test, Chi-square test