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Table 1 Demographic data of patients with depression (n = 12) and healthy control subjects (n = 10)

From: Severe depression is associated with increased microglial quinolinic acid in subregions of the anterior cingulate gyrus: Evidence for an immune-modulated glutamatergic neurotransmission?

Case No. Diagnosis (DSM-IV) Gender Age (y) Autolysis time (h) Cause of death
1 Depression, MDD F 53 47 Suicide by electrocution
2 Depression, MDD F 46 48 Suicide by hanging
3 Depression, MDD F 53 46 Suicide by hanging
4 Depression, MDD F 60 24 Suicide by hanging
5 Depression, MDD F 68 78 Suicide by intoxication
6 Depression, MDD M 35 15 Suicide by wrist cutting
7 Depression, MDD M 36 42 Suicide by hanging
8 Depression, BD F 46 4 Suicide by intoxication
9 Depression, BD M 47 24 Suicide by wrist cutting
10 Depression, BD M 57 48 Suicide by strangulation
11 Depression, BD M 60 24 Suicide by hanging
12 Depression, BD M 53 24 Suicide by hanging
  Depression (ratio/mean ± SD) 6F/6M 51 ± 9 35 ± 24  
  MDD (ratio/mean ± SD) 5F/2M 50 ± 12 45 ± 25  
  BD (ratio/mean ± SD) 1F/4MF 53 ± 6 19 ± 10  
13 Control F 48 48 Status asthmaticus
14 Control F 50 72 Ruptured aortic aneurysm
15 Control F 61 8 Sudden death (reason unknown)
16 Control F 61 24 Heart failure (coronary heart disease)
17 Control F 63 24 Myocardial infarction
18 Control M 56 48 Retroperitoneal haemorrhage
19 Control M 47 24 Acute respiratory failure (aspiration)
20 Control M 54 35 Ruptured aortic aneurysm
21 Control M 63 48 Heart failure (after heart surgery)
22 Control M 54 24 Pulmonary embolism
  Controls (ratio/mean ± SD) 5F/5M 56 ± 6 35 ± 18  
  Statistic (P value) 1.000a 0.200b 0.954b Control vs. Depression
  Statistic (P value) 0.214a 0.422c 0.272c Control vs. MDD vs. BD
  1. Abbreviations: BD bipolar disorder, MDD major depressive disorder, F female, M male, SD standard deviation, achi-square test, bt-test (Control vs. Depression) and cANOVA (Control vs. MDD vs. BD).