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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: Is low total cholesterol levels associated with suicide attempt in depressive patients?

Characteristics Non-suicidal MDD patients( N  = 110) MDD suicide attempters (= 52) Normal controls (N = 151) p
Gender (men/women) 35/75 19/33 50/101 0.837
Age (years) 44.33 ± 10.50 29.84 ± 8.78 38.92 ± 13.28 0.000
BMI 26.24 ± 2.57 25.65 ± 3.61 25.58 ± 4.10 0.440
Addiction
 Cigarette smoking
  Smokers 20 (19.19%) 14 (38.9%) 24 (15.9%) 0.034
  Non-smokers 90 (81.81%) 36 (61.1%) 127 (84.1%)  
 Alcoholic beverages
  Consumers 12 (10.9%) 11 (21.6%) 16 (10.5%) 0.079
  Non-consumers 98 (89.1%) 40 (78.4%) 135 (89.5%)  
Diagnosis (DSM-IV)
 Major depressive disorder, single episode 31(28.2%) 30 (57.7%)
 Major depressive disorder, recurrent 97 (71.8%) 22 (42.3%)
Treatment
 ISRS 47 (42.7%) 18 (34.6%)
 Tricyclics 42 (38.2%) 12 (23.1%)  
 Mood stabilizers 31 (28.2%) 15 (28.9%)  
 Antipsychotics 17 (15.5%) 5 (9.6%)  
 Benzodiazepine 19 (17.3%) 8 (15.4%)   
  1. Plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-c, and LDL-c are presented in Fig. 1