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Table 1 Clinical characteristics from the sample

From: Sex-specific association between the cortisol awakening response and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in healthy individuals

 Men
(N = 80)
Women
(N = 103)
p
Age (years)41.4 (18.4)41.3 (17.6)0.969
Education (years)12.8 (3.7)13.5 (3.8)0.207
BMI (kg/m2)26.0 (4.6)24.0 (4.7)0.006
Smokers, n (%)19 (23.8)16 (15.5)0.161
Tobacco consumption (cig/d), all participants3.3 (8.1)1.4 (4.2)0.058
Tobacco consumption (cig/d), only smokers14.2 (11.4)9.3 (6.6)0.144
OCI-R   
 OCI-R total score9.8 (8.8)9.7 (8.9)0.895
 OCI-R hoarding score2.4 (2.2)2.7 (2.6)0.823
 OCI-R checking score1.6 (1.8)1.4 (2.1)0.103
 OCI-R ordering score3.0 (2.5)3.0 (2.1)0.547
 OCI-R neutralizing score0.7 (1.5)0.6 (1.2)0.616
 OCI-R washing score0.6 (1.4)0.7 (1.3)0.254
 OCI-R obsessing score1.5 (2.2)1.4 (1.9)0.972
 OCI-R ≥ 21, n (%)10 (12.5)12 (11.7)0.861
STAI   
 STAI-Trait Anxiety subscore13.0 (8.0)14.9 (8.7)0.131
 STAI-State Anxiety subscore11.7 (7.9)10.9 (6.7)0.462
Perceived stress scale17.0 (7.2)17.7 (7.5)0.523
Holmes-Rahe Social Readjustment Scale   
 Number of stressful life events2.8 (2.6)3.0 (2.6)0.572
 Stress Score82.3 (8.8)90.1 (80.3)0.356
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, cig/d cigarettes per day, OCI-R Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory—Revised, STAI State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Quantitative variables are presented as mean and standard deviation (SD).