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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Vitamin D deficiency and depression in obese adults: a comparative observational study

Characteristic

Depressed

N = 174

Non-depressed

N = 173

P value

Age (years)

42 ± 10

37 ± 10

<  0.001

 18–39 years, n (%)

72 (40%)

111 (60%)

 

 40–60 years, n (%)

102 (62%)

62 (38%)

 

Female, n (%)

160 (92%)

130 (75%)

<  0.001

BMI (Kg/m2)

42 ± 7

43 ± 7

0.05

Vitamin D status, n (%)

 Normal

39 (22%)

56 (32%)

0.03

 Insufficient/Deficient

135 (77%)

117 (67%)