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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Social insecurity in relation to orbitofrontal activity in patients with eating disorders: a near-infrared spectroscopy study

  ED (n = 20) CTL (n = 31) p Cohen’sd
Age (years) 28.7 ± 7.5 29.2 ± 7.8 0.824 0.06
Education (years) 14.4 ± 2.0 15.6 ± 1.8 0.025 0.66
Number of hospitalizations 3.6 ± 4.8 N/A N/A N/A
Number of days of hospitalization (days) 20.6 ± 17.2 N/A N/A N/A
Cumulative number of days of hospitalization (days) 123.3 ± 191.5 N/A N/A N/A
Current BMI (kg/m2) 14.0 ± 2.3 21.8 ± 3.7 < 0.001 2.45
BDI score 24.1 ± 10.5 4.3 ± 4.8 < 0.001 2.58
Task performance of LFT 15.5 ± 5.2 12.6 ± 3.5 0.024 0.66
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.
  2. ED, eating disorder; CTL, control; N/A, not applicable; BMI, body mass index; BDI, Beck Depression Inventory; LFT, letter fluency task.