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Table 1 Demographic data between the control and GAD groups (Mean ± SEM)

From: Cortical functional activity in patients with generalized anxiety disorder

Items Control (n = 30) A (n = 31) B (n = 33)
Ages (years) 45.41 ± 6.33 46.41 ± 7.56 46.37 ± 6.42
(Ranges) 20–65 20–63 21–58
Gender (male/female) (n) 14/16 (47 %/53 %) 15/16 (48 %/52 %) 15/18 (46 %/54 %)
Resting SBP (mm Hg) 120 ± 20 125 ± 22 130 ± 20
Resting DBP (mm Hg) 70 ± 12 72 ± 10 76 ± 10
Smokers/non-smokers (n) 15/15 (50 %/50 %) 16/15 (52 %/48 %) 18/15 (55 %/45 %)
  1. No significant differences in the demographic variables (age, sex, blood pressure, smoking) between the control and GAD A and B groups, were observed
  2. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, GAD Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Group A: mild symptoms of anxiety; Group B: moderate-severe symptoms of anxiety