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Table 1 Anthropometric and demographic profile of the study population

From: Alterations of serum macro-minerals and trace elements are associated with major depressive disorder: a case-control study

Parameters Patients (n = 247) Controls (n = 248) p value
  n % Mean ± SEM n % Mean ± SEM  
Age in years
 18–24 58 23   54 22   0.576
 25–34 78 32 33.03 ± 0.693 79 32 33.55 ± 0.608  
 35–44 65 26   74 30   
 45–60 46 19   41 17   
Gender
 Female 156 63   147 59   0.193
 Male 91 37   101 41   
BMI (kg/m2)
 Below 18.5 (CED) 23 9   25 10   0.193
 18.5–25 (normal) 208 84 22.82 ± 0.161 194 78 23.15 ± 0.191  
 Above 25 (obese) 16 6   29 12   
Education
 Illiterate 32 13   26 10   0.958
 Can read only 47 19   51 21   
 Secondary 31 13   35 14   
 Higher secondary 63 26   67 27   
 Graduate and above 74 30   69 28   
Occupation
 Service 22 9   21 8   0.673
 Business 31 13   29 12   
 Student 55 22   69 28   
 Others 103 42   97 39   
 Jobless 36 15   32 13   
Monthly income in KBDT
 Below 10 94 38   59 24   0.413
 10–25 101 41 19.28 ± 0.899 97 39 20.33 ± 0.911  
 26–40 34 14   75 30   
 Above 40 18 7   17 7   
Smoking habit
 Nonsmoker 180 73   190 77   0.352
 Smoker 67 27   58 23   
  1. CED chronic energy deficiency, KBDT kilo Bangladeshi taka. **p < 0.05 (Significant difference between patient and control groups at 95% confidence interval)