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Table 4 Personality dimensions, depression, and the influence of age and gender

From: Relation between personality dimensions and symptomatology of depression in skin cancer patients

   Gender Age (years)
Female Male 30–59 60–90
Measure Media ± SD Median Media ± SD Median Media ± SD Median Media ± SD Median
Depression total score 39.8 ± 11.7 **‡ 37.5 29.3 ± 5.5 29.0 38.7 ± 12.6 37.0 34.18 ± 10.1 33.0†
EPQ-R scores
Extraversion 12.1 ± 4.4‡ 13.0 11.1 ± 5.1 11.0 11.2 ± 4.8 10.0 11.8 ± 4.7‡ 13.0
Neuroticism 14.8 ± 5.9 16.0*† 8.0 ± 5.3 8.0 11.9 ± 8.5 11.5 11.7 ± 6.1‡ 10.0
Psychoticism 7.5 ± 2.4‡ 7.0 6.2 ± 2.7 6.0 6.3 ± 2.4 6.5 7.1 ± 2.7‡ 7.0
Lie 14.4 ± 3.1 14.5† 14.1 ± 2.5 15.0 12.5 ± 3.4 12.5 14.7 ± 2.4 15.0*†
  1. Notes: SD Standard deviation; † Mann–Whitney U test, ‡ Student’s t-test; *p < .05, **p < .01