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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables

From: Validity and reliability of the Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) in bipolar disorder

  Bipolar patients   Control group  
  Mean SD Mean SD
Age (p value = 0.31) 45.45 13.66 49.16 17.66
Age of onset 27.82 11.84   
Chronicity 17.92 11.51   
Total episodes 12.35 15.06   
Manic episodes 3.43 4.61   
Hypomanic episodes 3.00 9.43   
Depressed episodes 5.60 6.67   
Hospitalization 1.93 1.96   
Suicide attempts 1.44 0.49   
HDRS 5.41 7.17   
YMRS 4.08 6.67   
GAF 63.90 19.05   
  n % n %
Sex (p value = 0.14)     
Female 52 51.5 35 57.4
Male 49 48.5 26 42.6
Bipolar type I 89 88.3   
Bipolar type II 11 10.7   
Bipolar NOS 1 1