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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts

From: The association between altered lipid profile and suicide attempt among Tunisian patients with schizophrenia

  Patients without SA (n = 71) Patients with SA (n = 55) p
Psychometric evaluation
 PANSS general 35.25 ± 14.97 41.71 ± 15.86 0.021
 PANSS positive 14.70 ± 6.83 19.80 ± 8.88 <0.001
 PANSS negative 17.52 ± 8.93 20.76 ± 9.02 0.046
 CGI severity 3.01 ± 1.61 3.31 ± 1.46 <0.001
 CGI overall improvement 2.32 ± 1.20 2.22 ± 0.91 0.292
 CGI therapeutic index 4.94 ± 3.49 5.20 ± 3.34 0.590
 EGF 61.42 ± 18.21 53.27 ± 17.44 0.678
 BPRS 53.49 ± 23.53 69.24 ± 25.24 0.012
 Calgary 6.56 ± 10.11 8.31 ± 6.21 0.262
Type of schizophrenia
 Undifferentiated 35 (47.88%) 17 (30.90%) 0.113
 Paranoid 23 (32.39%) 25 (45.44%)
 Disorganized 13 (18.30%) 13 (23.64%)
Neuroleptics
 Typical 59 (83.1%) 47 (85.5%) 0.952
 Typical and atypical 12 (16.9%) 8 (13.5%)
 Doses of chlorpromazine 990.07 ± 617.703 963.18 ± 652.663 0.814
 Age at onset (year) 25.99 ± 8.39 25.26 ± 8.98 0.643