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Table 1 Participant demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Structural abnormality of the corticospinal tract in major depressive disorder

  CTL (N = 18) MDD (N = 14) pvalue
Age in years (M | SD | min/max) 30.4 10.2 18.9/52.1 35.6 8.4 22.8/48.5 >0.10b
Education levela (M | SD | min/max) 6.6 1.5 4/8 7.2 1.1 4/8 >0.10c
BDI-II (M | SD | min/max) 2.2 3.2 0/11 31.7 6.6 22/43 <0.001b
Global Assessment of Functioning (M | SD | min/max) 87.8 7.0 75/99 53.0 6.6 35/60 <0.001b
Age of onset (M | SD | min/max) NA 16.3 6.8 3/26 NA
Handedness (right | left) 16 2 13 1 >0.10c
  1. BDI-II Beck Depression Inventory-II, GAF Global Assessment of Functioning, M mean, SD standard deviation, MDD major depressive disorder, CTL control.
  2. aLevel of education was assigned as follows: having finished 1) elementary school, 2) junior high school, 3) high school, 4) some college, 5) technical school, 6) junior college, 7) 4-year college, or 8) graduate or professional education.
  3. bComputed using two-sample t-test.
  4. cComputed using chi-square test.