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Table 3 Plasma lipid levels according to demographic, clinical, and therapeutic data of MDD patients with or without suicide attempt

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

Parameters Total cholesterol (mmol/L) Triglycerides (mmol/L) HDL-c (mmol/L) LDL-c (mmol/L)
Gender
 Men
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.0 ± 0.79 1.67 ± 0.60 1.01 ± 0.23 2.17 ± 1.07
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.59 ± 0.92 1.65 ± 0.41 1.10 ± 0.28 2.36 ± 1.01
 Women
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.22 ± 0.73 1.62 ± 0.59 0.98 ± 0.21 2.16 ± 1.11
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.40 ± 0.97* 1.67 ± 0.59 1.01 ± 0.41 2.06 ± 1.11
BMI (kg/m2)
 <25
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.12 ± 0.65 1.63 ± 0.60 0.99 ± 0.20 2.00 ± 1.07
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.51 ± 0.68 1.66 ± 0.56 1.09 ± 0.58 2.32 ± 1.10
 [25–30]
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.13 ± 0.76 1.65 ± 0.60 0.99 ± 0.22 2.29 ± 1.09
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.46 ± 1.10 1.68 ± 0.59 1.04 ± 0.42 2.17 ± 1.08
 ≥30
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.04 ± 1.24 1.59 ± 0.56 1.07 ± 0.162 1.71 ± 1.11
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.80 ± 0.99 1.58 ± 0.24 0.93 ± 0.32 1.80 ± 1.09
Tabac
 Non-smokers
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.19 ± 0.76 1.62 ± 0.58 0.99 ± 0.20 2.12 ± 1.11
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.48 ± 0.96* 1.69 ± 0.59 1.08 ± 0.38 2.02 ± 1.05
 Smokers
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.10 ± 0.77 1.77 ± 0.65 0.98 ± 0.26 2.35 ± 1.08
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.45 ± 0.91* 1.60 ± 0.36 0.97 ± 0.34 2.50 ± 1.16
Alcohol
 Non-consumers
  Patients without suicide attempt 4.19 ± 0.74 1.64 ± 0.60 0.99 ± 0.21 2.18 ± 1.13
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.60 ± 0.89* 1.66 ± 0.58 1.04 ± 0.34 2.12 ± 1.09
 Consumers
  Patients without suicide attempt 3.84 ± 0.80 1.60 ± 0.50 1.00 ± 0.24 2.00 ± 0.73
  Patients with suicide attempt 3.03 ± 1.13* 1.67 ± 0.28 1.04 ± 0.48 2.36 ± 1.12
Clinical subtypes
 Patients without suicide attempt
  Single episode 4.02 ± 0.74 1.64 ± 0.76 0.99 ± 0.21 2.20 ± 1.04
  Recurrent episode 4.20 ± 0.75 1.64 ± 0.61 0.99 ± 0.22 2.14 ± 1.11
 Patients with suicide attempt
  Single episode 3.47 ± 0.98 1.62 ± 0.35 1.03 ± 0.41 2.06 ± 1.04
  Recurrent episode 3.47 ± 0.94 1.75 ± 0.62 1.07 ± 0.32 2.31 ± 1.12
Severity of MDD
 Patients without suicide attempt
  Mild 4.10 ± 0.73 1.69 ± 0.69 1.00 ± 0.21 2.16 ± 1.08
  Moderate 4.18 ± 0.76 1.59 ± 0.59 0.99 ± 0.22 2.20 ± 1.12
  Severe 4.27 ± 0.90 1.83 ± 1.22 0.93 ± 0.26 1.50 ± 0.57
 Patients with suicide attempt
  Mild
  Moderate 3.51 ± 0.71 1.62 ± 0.86 0.98 ± 0.63 2.08± 0.98
  Severe 3.45 ± 0.98 1.69 ± 0.94 1.11± 0.47 2.24± 1.10
Treatments
 Patients without suicide attempt
  ISRS 4.06 ± 0.84 1.58 ± 0.55 0.98 ± 0.19 2.21 ± 1.06
  Tricyclics 4.28 ± 0.70 1.66 ± 0.68 0.99 ± 0.23 2.23 ± 1.20
  Others 4.09 ± 0.46 2.17 ± 1.06 0.98 ± 0.22 2.00 ± 0.81
 Patients with suicide attempt
  ISRS 3.49 ± 0.21 1.57 ± 0.62 1.05 ± 0.27 2.15 ± 1.13
  Tricyclics 3.64 ± 0.75 1.94 ± 0.83 0.95 ± 0.64 2.52 ± 0.67
  Others 3.25 ± 0.06 1.65 ± 0.33 1.29 ± 0.14 1.50 ± 0.70
  1. * p < 0.05