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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Brain connectomic associations with traditional Chinese medicine diagnostic classification of major depressive disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Variables HC (n = 28) LQS (n = 26) HSD (n = 18) P value
Male, n (%)a 11 (39.3) 5 (19.2) 9 (50.0) 0.088
Age (y)b 34.1 ± 8.1 39.5 ± 13.0 40.9 ± 10.0 0.107
Duration of the illness (months)b   34.2 ± 50.7 36.3 ± 49.7 0.890
Previous depressive episodeb   1.8 ± 1.5 2.8 ± 3.7 0.214
HAMD-24 scoreb   32.3 ± 8.4 30.1 ± 6.9 0.365
  1. HC healthy controls, LQS liver qi stagnation, HSD heart and spleen deficiency, HAMD-24 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
  2. aCategorical data was analyzed using Chi square test
  3. bContinuous data are expressed mean ± SD and analyzed using Student t-test or one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)