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Research Article

Gender Differences in Self-Reported Symptoms of Depression among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Table 2

Proportional comparison of each individual BDI-II question.

BDI-II 21 questions symptom present ≥1All ( )Females ( )Males ( ) value

Q1:Sadness206 (26.14)91 (36.69)115 (21.30)<0.0001*
Q2:Pessimism245 (31.05)86 (34.68)159 (29.39)0.1362
Q3:Past failure174 (22.08)65 (26.21)109 (20.19)0.0583
Q4:Loss pleasure330 (41.83)103 (41.53)227 (41.96)0.9101
Q5:Guilty feelings217 (27.57)79 (31.98)138 (25.56)0.0611
Q6:Punish feelings95 (12.09)33 (13.36)62 (11.50)0.4583
Q7:Self dislike149 (18.93)59 (23.98)90 (16.64)0.0147*
Q8:Self criticalness235 (29.90)72 (29.15)163 (30.24)0.7564
Q9:Suicidal whish47 (5.96)19 (7.56)28 (5.18)0.1708
Q10:Crying186 (23.66)90 (36.59)96 (17.78)<0.0001*
Q11:Agitation356 (45.12)117 (47.18)239 (44.18)0.4318
Q12:Loss of interest235 (29.78)79 (31.85)156 (28.84)0.3893
Q13:Indecisiveness193 (24.49)76 (30.77)117 (21.63)0.0056*
Q14:Worthless136 (17.24)52 (20.97)84 (15.53)0.0603
Q15:Loss of energy579 (73.38)193 (77.82)386 (71.35)0.0561
Q16:Sleep disturbance453 (57.41)156 (62.90)297 (54.90)0.0348*
Q17:Irritability295 (37.44)100 (40.32)195 (36.11)0.2566
Q18:Appetite disturbance313 (39.67)121 (48.79)192 (35.49)0.0004*
Q19:Concentration330 (41.83)115 (46.37)215 (39.74)0.0797
Q20:Fatigue565 (71.61)189 (76.21)376 (69.50)0.0523
Q21:Loss Interest Sex323 (41.09)128 (51.82)195 (36.18)<0.0001*

Note: values in parenthesis are percentages and BDI-II symptoms are considered present with a BDI-II score ≥1 in 0–3 scoring system.
*Statistical significant at level of .

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