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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables by abuse group

From: Schizophrenia clinical symptom differences in women vs. men with and without a history of childhood physical abuse

Variable Women physically abused Women not physically abused Men physically abused Men not physically abused Statistical tests
N = 10 N = 14 N = 11 N = 45
Age (years) 37.8 ± 10.8 32.6 ± 11.9 30.9 ± 7.7 31.6 ± 9.8 Women: t = −1.25, p = 0.22
Men: t = 0.23, p = 0.82
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 1.24, df = 1,76, p = 0.27
Race White (50.0 %) White (64.3 %) White (63.6 %) White (62.2 %) Chi square t = 0.29, df = 2, p = 0.87
Level of education (years) 12.7 ± 2.5 11.7 ± 2.9 11.8 ± 1.3 12.3 ± 1.8 Women: t = −1.17, p = 0.24
Men: t = 0.75, p = 0.46
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 1.92, df = 1,75, p = 0.17
BPRS total score 34.7 ± 8.6 30.2 ± 4.0 30.6 ± 8.4 31.2 ± 5.8 Women: t = 1.71, p = 0.09
Men: t = −0.26, p = 0.79
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 2.24, df = 1,76, p = 0.14
BPRS psychotic symptom 9.7 ± 4.6* 6.9 ± 2.9 7.2 ± 3.3 8.1 ± 3.3 Women: t = 1.96, p = 0.05
Men: t = −0.77, p = 0.443
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 4.03, df = 1,76, p = 0.048
BPRS negative symptom 5.7 ± 2.4 6.3 ± 2.8 7.5 ± 2.6 6.9 ± 2.5 Women: t = −0.56, p = 0.58
Men: t = 0.61, p = 0.54
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 0.67, df = 1,76, p = 0.42
CDS 3.3 ± 2.8* 1.4 ± 1.5 1.3 ± 1.4 1.6 ± 2.1 Women: t = 2.28, p = 0.03
Men: t = −0.45, p = 0.652
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 4.23, df = 1,76, p = 0.04
RBANS total 70.1 ± 13.7 70.4 ± 13.2 75.2 ± 19.6 74.1 ± 16.1 Women: t = 0.04, p = 0.971
Men: t = −0.19, p = 0.847
Abuse x sex interaction: F = 0.02, df = 1,71, p = 0.88
  1. * Signficantly greater value as determined by the abuse x sex interaction
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