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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Psychotic spectrum symptoms across the lifespan are related to lifetime suicidality among 147 patients with bipolar I or major depressive disorder

  MDD (n = 86) BD I (n = 59) χ 2 p
N (%*) N (%*)
Female 60 (69.8) 31 (52.5) 4.442 .038
Male 26 (30.2) 28 (47.5)
Marital status
 Not married 57 (66.3) 42 (72.4) .436 .469
 Married 29 (33.7) 16 (27.6)
Education
 Graduate/post-graduate 14 (16.3) 10 (17.2) 1.478 .687
 High school 27 (31.4) 23 (39.7)
 Secondary school 34 (39.5) 20 (34.5)
 Elementary school 11 (12.8) 5 (8.6)
Occupation
 Unoccupied 50 (58.1) 34 (59.6) 1.000 .498
 Occupied 36 (41.9) 23 (40.4)
Current acute phase 32 23 .865 .477
Treatment status
 Pre-treatment 6 (7.0) 6 (10.2) 2.884 .410
 Acute-phase treatment 36 (41.9) 19 (32.2)
 Maintenance 41 (47.7) 29 (49.2)
 Follow-up 3 (3.5) 5 (8.5)
  mean ± SD mean ± SD t test p
MOODS-SR lifetime
 Total 57.2 (23.4) 73.2 (26.2) 3.868 <.001
 Depressive component 32.2 (14.1) 32.4 (14.6) .067 .946
 Manic component 13.9 (10.9) 28.7 (12.0) 7.689 <.001
Lifetime suicidality 2.4 (2.2) 2.3 (2.2) .752 .454
SCI-PSY lifetime
 Total 42.5 (21.9) 49.2 (23.3) 1.777 .078
 Interpersonal Sensitivity 4.5 (2.7) 4.1 (2.7) −.953 .342
 Paranoid 27.4 (14.7) 30.0 (15.2) 1.047 .297
 Schizoid 6.3 (3.2) 6.5 (3.6) .419 .676
 Misperceptions 1.3 (1.5) 1.8 (1.9) 1.763 .081
 Typical symptoms 3.1 (3.2) 6.8 (6.8) 4.005 <.001
  1. Italic values indicate statistically significant (<0.05)
  2. * Column percentages