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Table 3 Indicators of low income and food insecurity by psychological measures in adults with mood disorders (n = 97)

From: Food insecurity in adults with mood disorders: prevalence estimates and associations with nutritional and psychological health

Psychological measure Median and interquartile range
Low-income status Worry about food accessa Compromised dietb
Yes (n = 39) No (n = 58) Yes (n = 35) No (n = 62) Yes (n = 19) No (n = 78)
Global Assessment of Functioning 60 (51; 70) 65 (55; 75) 10 (3; 16) 9 (4; 14) 3 (1; 5) 3 (1; 4)
Hamilton Depression Scale 60 (51; 65)* 65 (60; 75) 9 (4; 16) 9 (4; 14) 3 (2; 7)* 2 (1; 4)
Young Mania Rating Scale 58 (43; 68) 65 (55; 75) 10 (3; 19) 9 (4; 14) 4 (2; 7)* 2 (1; 4)
  1. p < 0.05.
  2. aQuestion: in the past 12 months did you worry that there would not be enough to eat because of lack of money?
  3. bQuestion: in the past 12 months did you not have enough food to eat because of lack of money?