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Table 5 Acute critical life events and speed of onset of the current depressive episode in the sample (N = 100)

From: Association between acute critical life events and the speed of onset of depressive episodes in male and female depressed patients

Variables Total Sample (N = 100)
R(P)
Total number of acute critical life events − 0.08b (p = 0.42)
Total number of foreseeable acute critical life events −0.14b (p = 0.16)
Total number of unforeseeable acute critical life events 0.002c (p = 0.99)
Total number of acute positive critical life events −0.24b (p = 0.02)
Total number of acute neutral critical life events −0.10c (p = 0.33)
Total number of acute negative critical life events 0.13b (p = 0.21)
Total number of acute major critical life events 0.10b (p = 0.34)
Total number of acute minor critical life events −0.28b (p = 0.005*)
Mean burden of acute critical life events 0.31a (p = 0.002*)
(n = 96)
Mean unpleasantness of acute critical life events 0.33b (p = 0.001*)
(n = 96)
  1. aSemi-partial correlation coefficient due to a significant association between a variable regarding critical life events, age and the total score of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (17-item version) [17]; b Semi-partial correlation coefficient due to a significant association between a variable regarding critical life events and age; c Spearman-Brown correlation coefficient (in cases of non-normal distribution as assessed by the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test)
  2. *p ≤ 0.005 (significant at the alpha-adjusted significance level)