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Table 1 Comparison of mean values (or ratios) of study variables in depressive group and control group

From: Plasma nesfatin-1 level is associated with severity of depression in Chinese depressive patients

Variables Depressive group (n = 103) Control group (n = 32) P value
Age (years) 53.3 ± 9.9 51.8 ± 9.5 0.447
Gender (female/male) 59/44 20/12 0.601a
Duration of depression (years) 7.4 ± 4.9  
BMI (kg/m2) 22.49 ± 3.25 22.32 ± 2.45 0.782
HAMD-17 score 19.2 ± 8.4 4.2 ± 0.9 < 0.001
FBG (mmol/L) 6.10 ± 1.25 4.86 ± 0.49 < 0.001
TG (mmol/L) 1.78 ± 1.22 1.21 ± 0.54 0.012
TC (mmol/L) 4.61 ± 1.14 4.57 ± 0.92 0.845
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.23 ± 0.51 1.64 ± 0.47 < 0.001
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.51 ± 0.83 2.39 ± 0.79 0.509
TSH (mIU/L) 2.81 ± 0.79 2.40 ± 0.61 0.009
FT3 (pmol/L) 4.55 ± 0.56 4.49 ± 0.58 0.615
FT4 (pmol/L) 12.22 ± 1.54 12.56 ± 1.68 0.847
Nesfatin-1 (ng/mL) 17.52 ± 9.79 8.11 ± 3.31 < 0.001
  1. aCalculated by Chi-squared test