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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder and healthy controls

From: Epigenetic evidence for involvement of the oxytocin receptor gene in obsessive–compulsive disorder

Characteristic OCD patients Healthy controls p Confidencea
(n = 42) (n = 31) MpC < MpP MpP < MpC
Age 29.38/29 (8.65) 28.55/28 (9.28) 0.28 0.28
Sex (male) 61% 64% 0.98
Years of schooling 13.67/13 (3.07) 15.71/15 (4.4) 0.01 0.58
BDI 18.69/20 (8.86) 2.13/1 (2.38) 1.00 0.00
BAI 18.33/18 (11.1) 1.71/1 (1.81) 1.00 0.00
  1. Except for sex, values are presented as mean/median (SD)
  2. OCD obsessive–compulsive disorder, BDI Beck Depression Inventory, BAI Beck Anxiety Inventory, MpC population median for the control group, MpP population median for the (OCD) patient group
  3. aWe used confidences (determined via the Quor method) in order to compare the population medians between the patient and control groups