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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the studied groups

From: Evaluation of inflammatory and metabolic impairments regarding depression dimensions: a case control study

  Cases group
N = 80
Control group
N = 80
Test of significance
Age/years    t = 1.44
 Mean ± SD 35.88 ± 4.71 34.78 ± 4.93 p = 0.151
Sex
 Male 50 (62.5%) 52 (65%) χ2 = 0.108
 Female 30 (37.5%) 28 (35%) p = 0.74
Residence
 Urban 48 (60%) 51 (63.7%) χ2 = 0.0
 Rural 32 (40%) 29 (36.2%) p = 1.0
Education
 Primary 13 (16.2%) 9 (11.2%) χ2 = 1.160
 Intermediate 46 (57.5%) 53 (77.5%) p=0.281
 High 21 (26.2%) 18 (22.5%)  
Smoking
 Never 24 (30%) 44 (55%) χ2 = 11.08
 Former 14 (17.5%) 6 (7.5%) p = 0.004*
 Current 42 (52.5%) 30 (37.5%)  
  1. t Student t test; *statistically significant if p < 0.05; χ2 chi-squared test