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Table 1 Baseline clinical and socio-demographical characteristics of the recruited patients with OCD

From: The safety and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation as add-on therapy to fluoxetine in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, clinical trial

  tDCS (n = 30) Control (n = 30) P-value
Age, year [mean ± SD] 38.6 ± 12.6 35.9 ± 11.5 0.395
Gender, male [n (%)] 4 (13.3) 7 (23.3) 0.506
Marital status [n (%)]    0.379
 Single 10 (33.3) 15 (50.0)  
 Married 19 (63.3) 13 (43.3)  
 Divorced 1 (3.3) 2 (6.7)  
Education [n (%)]    0.999
 Under diploma 10 (33.3) 10 (33.3)  
 Diploma 13 (43.3) 14 (46.7)  
 Bachelor’s 7 (23.3) 6 (20.0)  
Occupation [n (%)]    0.312
 Housekeeper 19 (63.3) 13 (43.3)  
 Employed 3 (10.0) 6 (20.0)  
 Unemployed 8 (26.7) 11 (36.7)  
Smoking [n (%)] 2 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 0.492
Family history of psychiatric illness [n (%)]    0.7
 Depression 1 (3.3) 3 (10.0)  
 ADHD 1 (3.3) 0 (0.0)  
 Bipolar disorder 2 (6.7) 1 (3.3)  
 OCD 11 (36.7) 13 (43.3)  
Socioeconomic status [n (%)]    0.205
 Very low 4 (15.4) 6 (20.7)  
 Low 6 (23.1) 9 (31.0)  
 Moderate 7 (26.9) 11 (37.9)  
 High 9 (34.6) 3 (10.3)  
Hospitalization [n (%)] 6 (20.0) 7 (23.3) 0.754
  1. ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; OCD obsessive–compulsive disorder