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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the OCD and HC Groups

From: Investigation of anterior cingulate cortex gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate-glutamine levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder using magnetic resonance spectroscopy

  OCD (n = 23) HC (n = 20) t or χ 2 df p
Mean age in years ± SD 31.7 ± 8.8 29.3 ± 5.6 1.061 37.846 0.295
Number of females/males 7/16 10/10 0.992 1 0.319
Mean age of OCD onset ± SD 17.2 ± 7.6   
Mean years of education ± SD 16.8 ± 3.7 12.7 ± 3.2 −3.828 41 0.000*
Mean Y-BOCS ± SD 29.0 ± 7.8   
Mean HAMA ± SD 18.4 ± 11.3   
Mean HAMD-17 ± SD 14.1 ± 8.7   
  1. HAMA Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, HAMD-17 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale HC healthy control, OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder, Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale
  2. *p < 0.05