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Table 1 General characteristics of study participants among different categories of Beck depression score

From: Association between dietary behaviors and depression in adolescent girls

Variables Depression P-value
No depression/ Minimal Mild Moderate Severe
Age (year) 14.57 ± 1.53 14.54 ± 1.49 14.61 ± 1.61 14.43 ± 1.44 0.926
Menstruation, yes (%) 90.7 89.7 92.1 97.5 0.452
BMI (kg/m2) 21.36 ± 4.33 20.77 ± 3.87 21.10 ± 5.02 20.63 ± 2.93 0.386
Physical activity (MET.h/week) 45.53 ± 3.41 45.23 ± 3.59 45.78 ± 4.34 46.17 ± 4.03 0.419
Energy intake (Kcal) 2707.43 ± 824.25 2678.64 ± 844.90 2719.93 ± 879.48 2873.27 ± 844.48 0.680
Academic degree of father (%)
 Illiterate 39.4 43 49.1 37.5 0.114
 Under diploma 52 51.4 45.6 45
 Academic education 8.6 15.7 5.3 17.5
Academic degree of mother (%)
 Illiterate 48.5 49.7 53 52.5 0.203
 Under diploma 44.8 46.9 44.3 35
 Academic education 6.6 3.5 2.6 12.5
  1. Independent samples t-test for continuous variables and chi-squared test for categorical variables