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Table 1 Demographics of depressed patients and control subjects

From: Mitogen-stimulated cell proliferation and cytokine production in major depressive disorder patients

parameter MDD (n = 100) Control (n = 100) P value
Gender (F/M) 58/42 62/38 0.66
Age (years; means±SD) 36.5 ± 6.5 35.3 ± 5.9 0.17
BMI (means±SD) 21.8 ± 4.7 22.6 ± 3.9 0.19
Education years (means±SD) 13.3 ± 4.8 14.4 ± 3.6 0.07
Smoking/No smoking 40/60 32/68 0.30
Duration of illness (years) 4.6 ± 1.8