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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the three subject groups.

From: Personality styles in patients with fibromyalgia, major depression and healthy controls

  Fibromyalgia Major depression Healthy controls
  Total (N = 44) Nondepressed (N = 19) (N = 43) (N = 41)
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age (years) 47.3 (12.6) 47.9 (10.9) 38.1 (9.6) 37.8 (11.2)
Symptom duration 13.2 (10.6) 12.9 (9.8) 10.4a (8.9) 0.0 (0.0)
Beck Depression     
Inventory 14.9 (10.1) 10.9 (8.0) 24.1 (6.5) 2.3 (2.6)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Female gender 41 (93.2) 17 (89.5) 29 (67.4) 27 (73.0)
  1. Note: a = symptom duration was calculated on the basis of the first onset of a major depressive episode.
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