Table 1: Demographics: statistics are the -test for continuous measures and the Fisher’s Exact Test for categorical measures.

Demographic measuresBipolar disordersComparison
Group effect
MeansdMeansddf

Age41.6(13.2)42.2(14.3)0.17740.869
Hollingshead occupation code 7.4(1.5)8.1(1.2)2.10670.040
Hollingshead SES 55.6(8.6)60.1(6.7)2.43670.018

%%Fisher’s Exact

Gender (female %  and  )50(16)41(18)0.488
Education level
 High school/GED3(1)0(0)
 Some college9(3)7(3)
 B.A./B.S. degree47 (15)36(16)
 Graduate school41 (13)57(25)0.364
Current employment status
 Retired9(3)5(2)0.644
 Homemaker16(5)2(1)0.077
 Unemployed16(5)9(4)0.480
 Student9(3)14(6)0.726
Race
 White88(28)96(42)
 Black3(1)0(0)
 Asian/PAC. ISL3(5)5(2)
 Other6(2)0(0)0.215
Hispanic13(4)2(1)0.233
Marital status
 Married38(12)48(21)
 Single53(17)46 (20)
 Widowed/divorced9(3)7(3)0.678
Live-in partner56(18)57(25)1.0
Religion
 Protestant28(9)30(13)
 Catholic19(6)14(6)
 Jewish28(9)43(19)
 Other6(2)7(3)
 None19(6)7(3)0.460

indicates significance and trend.