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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Salivary bacterial signatures in depression-obesity comorbidity are associated with neurotransmitters and neuroactive dipeptides

Variable Non-obese low depressivea Obese low depressiveb Non-obese high depressivec Obese high depressived
Age 39 ± 12.2 38.9 ± 17.2 42.7 ± 10.5 43.5 ± 10.9
Sex (%female) 44 50 61.1 73.3
Race(%C/AA/Asn/NS) 72/16/12/0 37.5/37.5/12.5/12.5 55.6/16.7/27.8/0 46.7/40/13.3/0
BARIC 32.1 ± 10.2d 21.9 ± 6.2c 31.8 ± 9cd 25.3 ± 7.5ac
BMI (kg/m2) 25.1 ± 2.9bd 35.5 ± 4.7ac 26.6 ± 2.9bd 36 ± 4.7ac
BDI-T 0.5 ± 0.8cd 0.6 ± 0.7cd 7.9 ± 5.4ab 7.9 ± 5ab
  1. Values presented as mean ± SD. Significant differences between groups were evaluated by Mann-Whitney test and presented as superscripts
  2. Abbreviations: C Caucasian, AA African-American, Asn Asian, NS Mixed or not specified, BARIC Monocyte beta-adrenergic receptor-mediated inflammation control, BMI Body mass index, BDI-T Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-Ia) total score