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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of women with or without perimenopausal depression

From: The role of cytokines and hot flashes in perimenopausal depression

Characteristic Perimenopausal women with depression (n = 41) Perimenopausal women without depression (n = 24) P value
Age 50.10 ± 3.95 48.29 ± 10.95 0.94 (NS)a
Education, years 8.22 ± 3.87 8.29 ± 3.93 0.94 (NS)a
Amenorrhea, months 6.88 ± 4.62 7.10 ± 3.94 0.59 (NS)a
Married 36 (87.8%) 22 (91.7%) 0.37 (NS)b
Current smokers 15 (36.6%) 7 (29.2%) 0.6 (NS)b
HAM-D 16.85 ± 5.02 5.68 ± 2.52 < 0.0001a
  1. aMann-Whitney U test.
  2. bχ2 test.
  3. HAM-D, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale; NS, not significant.