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Table 2 Demographic information of participants’ carers

From: A comparison of the 33-item Hypomania Checklist with the 33-item Hypomania Checklist-external assessment for the detection of bipolar disorder in adolescents

Variables Whole sample (n = 260) Carers of MDD patients (n = 113) Carers of BD patients (n = 147) Carers for BD vs carers for MDD patients
N % N % N % χ2 P
Male gender 58 22.31 27 23.89 31 21.09 0.290 0.590
Unemployed 33 12.69 11 9.73 22 14.97 1.578 0.209
Married 244 93.85 108 95.58 136 92.52 1.035 0.309
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Z* P
Age (years) 43.10 5.28 43.09 6.42 43.10 4.22 0.348
Education level (years) 13.71 3.02 14.02 3.14 13.47 2.91 0.062
  1. BD Bipolar Disorder, MDD Major Depressive Disorder, SD standard deviation
  2. *Mann–Whitney U test