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Table 1 Comparison of quantitative variables between depressed groups (cases) and control groups

From: The relationship between dietary patterns and depression mediated by serum levels of Folate and vitamin B12

Quantitative variablesControlsCasesP-value
Energy (Kcal) b2634 ± 692887 ± 1120.06
Years of educationb12.2 ± 0.311.2 ± 0.460.04
Birth rankb2.9 ± 0.123.07 ± 0.190.4
Family Numberb3.7 ± 0.153.8 ± 0.080.2
Cigarette use (No./week)b8.2 ± 2.82.6 ± 1.60.09
Hookah use (times/week) b0.4 ± 0.220.08 ± 0.020.6
Physical activity (MET-hr/d) a38.6 ± 0.3336.9 ± 0.520.007
BMI (kg/m2) a26.4 ± 0.4926.4 ± 0.370.9
Anxiety scorea7.2 ± 0.4320.6 ± 0.960.001
  1. a Independent samples T test b Mann-Whitney test BMI body mass index