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Table 1 Comparison of demographics and clinical variables for eating disorder patients during major depressive episodes

From: Comparison of associated features and drug treatment between co-occurring unipolar and bipolar disorders in depressed eating disorder patients

Variables Eating disorders with MDD (n = 133) Eating disorders with bipolar II disorder (n = 55) Eating disorders with bipolar I disorder (n = 39) P-value
Gender, female (N, %) 124 (93.2) 46 (83.6) 31 (79.5) 0.0254
Age (years) 27.3 ± 7.4 28.2 ± 7.2 28.4 ± 8.8 0.6184
Age at onset of disordered eating (years) 20.3 ± 6.3 19.2 ± 4.4 20.4 ± 8.1 0.5211
Age at onset of depression (years) 22.8 ± 6.9 22.2 ± 6.7 21.4 ± 8.0 0.6032
Education (years) 14.4 ± 2.3 15.0 ± 2.4 13.0 ± 2.7 0.0005
Eating disorder subtypes (N, %)     0.0465
 Anorexia Nervosa 32 (24.1) 4 (7.3) 5 (12.8)  
 Bulimia Nervosa 60 (45.1) 25 (45.5) 16 (41.0)  
 Binge eating Disorders 25 (18.8) 19 (34.6) 14 (35.9)  
 Eating disorders NOS 16 (12.0) 7 (12.7) 4 (10.3)  
  1. Values in bold type indicated statistically significant
  2. MDD major depressive disorder
  3. Values indicate N (%) or Mean ± SD