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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: More rumination and less effective emotion regulation in previously depressed women with preserved executive functions

  All a Without psychotropic medication
  Controls ( n = 64) Prev. depr. b( n = 109)    Controls ( n = 62) Prev. depr. ( n = 85)  
  M SD M SD t p M SD M SD t p
Age 37.1 12.3 37.5 11.3 −.17 .863 37.2 12.1 38.2 11.6 −.51 .611
Education (years) 16.7 2.5 16.3 2.3 1.11 .268 16.8 2.5 16.4 2.3 .88 .378
Vocabularyc (T-score) 61.5 6.5 60.4 6.1 .98 .329 61.6 6.6 60.2 6.6 1.20 .231
Matrix (T-score) 58.5 5.5 57.5 6.3 .97 .333 58.5 5.6 57.6 6.2 .92 .358
BDI-II 4.3 5.2 10.9 7.9 −6.60 .000 4.0 4.8 10.1 7.9 −5.76 .000
BAI 3.2 4.1 5.6 5.0 −3.46 .001 2.9 3.8 5.6 4.9 −3.66 .000
Recurrent depr.    62%       60%    
  1. aAll participants were female.
  2. bPrev. depr. = Previous depression.
  3. cSome participants did not complete Vocabulary, primarily because it was not administered to those whose first language was not Norwegian. On a few occasions Vocabulary was skipped because the participant got too tired or because of time constraints. Of the 173 participants in this sample, 151 completed Vocabulary.