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Table 2 Distribution of glucose and lipid variables among cases and controls

From: Gender-specific association of biochemical variables with depression: a population-based case-control study from North India

   Overall χ2 p-value Males χ2 p-value Females χ2 p-value
Non-depressed Depressed Non-depressed Depressed Non-depressed Depressed
N % N % N % N % N % N %  
FBG Normal 92 37.9% 88 35.2% 0.42 30 37.50% 26 31.70% 0.537 62 38.00% 62 36.90% 0.067
Low 140 57.6% 144 57.6% 42 52.50% 50 61.00% 98 60.10% 94 56.00%
High 11 4.5% 18 7.2% 8 10.00% 6 7.30% 3 1.80% 12 7.10%
TC Normal 166 68.3% 192 76.8% 0.035* 46 57.50% 67 81.70% 0.001* 120 73.60% 125 74.40% 0.871
High 77 31.7% 58 23.2% 34 42.50% 15 18.30% 43 26.40% 43 25.60%
TG Normal 199 82.2% 190 76.0% 0.089 59 73.80% 60 73.20% 0.933 140 86.40% 130 77.40% 0.033*
High 43 17.8% 60 24.0% 21 26.20% 22 26.80% 22 13.60% 38 22.60%
HDL Normal 135 55.8% 136 54.6% 0.795 49 62.00% 56 69.10% 0.344 86 52.80% 80 47.60% 0.35
Low 107 44.2% 113 45.4% 30 38.00% 25 30.90% 77 47.20% 88 52.40%
LDL Normal 167 69.9% 193 78.8% 0.025* 46 59.00% 66 82.50% 0.001* 121 75.20% 127 77.00% 0.701
High 72 30.1% 52 21.2% 32 41.00% 14 17.50% 40 24.80% 38 23.00%
VLDL Normal 200 82.6% 190 76.0% 0.069 60 75.00% 60 73.20% 0.791 140 86.40% 130 77.40% 0.033*
High 42 17.4% 60 24.0% 20 25.00% 22 26.80% 22 13.60% 38 22.60%
  1. *Statistical significance at p-value < 0.05