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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables of the study population: mean ± sd [missing values]

From: Omega-3 fatty acids in bipolar patients with a low omega-3 index and reduced heart rate variability: the “BIPO-3” trial

  Omega-3 (n = 23) Corn oil (n = 19) p-value
Age (years) 46.6 ± 13.25 42.1 ± 10.75 0.33
Gender (m/f) 11/12 8/11 0.76
Bipolar (I/II) 12/5 8/5 0.71
Bipolar NOS 6 6 0.74
Age at onset depression (years) 22.7 ± 10.25 24.2 ± 6.75 0.62
Age at onset mania (years) 29.0 ± 18.00 25.1 ± 7.25 0.36
Number depressive episodes 9.5 ± 7.00 9.9 ± 9.00 0.74
Number manic episodes 5.0 ± 4.00 8.3 ± 4.00 0.86
Episodes mania/depression 0.2 ± 0.25 0.2 ± 0.00 0.76
Hospitalisation depression 2.1 ± 1.75 2.9 ± 1.00 0.77
Hospitalisation mania 1.4 ± 2.00 1. 5 ± 2.00 0.62
Hospitalisation mania/depression 0.6 ± 1.00 0.6 ± 1.00 0.69
MADRS 7.5 ± 8.2 6.1 ± 9.5 0.65
HAMD-21 6.9 ± 6.5 3.1 ± 3.3 0.02
HAMD-17 5.3 ± 5.0 2.6 ± 3.3 0.06
CGI Mania 1.8 ± 0.9 1.5 ± 0.8 0.27
CGI depression 2.1 ± 1.5 1.4 ± 0.6 0.07
CGI bipolar 2.0 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 0.8 0.42
YMRS 2.2 ± 1.8 1.9 ± 2.6 0.72