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Table 1 Basic characteristics of 88 cases who were admitted to a psychiatric department with an acute mood episode: gender distribution, age and 24-h activity count

From: Variability of activity patterns across mood disorders and time of day

Diagnosis Number of Females: Males Median (Inter-Quartile Range)
Age in years Activity count per minute (24 h)a
Unipolar Depression 26:26 40 (30, 52) 95 (74, 132)
Bipolar Depression 7:5 35 (27, 56) 113 (80, 175)
Mania 11:7 50 (42, 67) 140 (111, 193)
Mixed States 3:3 41 (28, 57) 102 (83, 191)
Chi-squaredb .82 5.32 7.17
Significance (df = 3) .845 .150 .067
  1. aThe activity count is calculated per minute from the full 24-h recording
  2. bPearson chi-squared test used for analysis of gender distribution; Kruskal-Wallis test used for analysis of age and activity counts