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Table 1 Weighted participant characteristics for total cholesterol in Sample 1

From: Low cholesterol is not associated with depression: data from the 2005-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Characteristic Depression Non-depression P
Sex (%)    <0.0001
 Male 37.9 52.3  
 Female 62.1 47.7
Age (%)    0.0060
 13-39 43.3 45.4  
 40-59 34.8 29.8  
 ≥60 22.0 24.8  
Race (%)    0.0003
 Mexican American 8.1 8.8  
 Non-Hispanic White 7.0 5.4
 Non-Hispanic Black 62.9 67.0
 Other Hispanic 14.9 11.3
 Other Race 7.1 7.5
Educational level (%)    <0.0001
 Less than 9th grade 25.0 13.8  
 9-11th grade 1.8 1.8
 High school graduate 28.1 23.4
 Some college or AA degree 34.4 31.6
 College graduate or above 10.8 29.6
Poverty income ratio (%)    <0.0001
 Poor 31.7 14.9  
 Near-poor 28.4 20.6
 Middle-income 23.0 29.6
 High-income 16.9 34.9
Marital status (%)    <0.0001
 Married/Living with partner 46.7 61.3  
 Divorced/Widowed 21.6 12.1
 Never married 24.4 24.1
 Separated 7.4 2.5
Alcohol status (%)    <0.0001
 Never 9.8 11.9  
 Former 20.3 13.7
 Current 69.9 74.4
Smoking status (%)    <0.0001
 Never 39.1 59.9  
 Former 21.7 21.6
 Current 39.2 18.5
Health status (%)    <0.0001
 Excellent 2.4 12.5  
 Very good 11.3 34.8
 Good 34.2 39.0
 Fair 37.9 12.3
 Poor 14.2 1.5
Body mass index (%)    0.0257
 Low 2.3 2.1  
 Normal 27.8 33.1
 Overweight 69.9 64.8
Physical function score (%)    <0.0001
 0 23.6 54.3  
 1 14.3 15.6
 2 12.9 10.5
 3 12.8 7.9
 4 15.5 6.2
 5 11.9 3.5
 6 9.0 2.0
Comorbidity Stroke (%) 6.6 2.9 <0.0001
Comorbidity coronary heart disease (%) 6.3 4.5 0.0124
Comorbidity cancer (%) 11.7 9.5 0.0437
Comorbidity high blood pressure (%) 41.5 29.9 <0.0001
Comorbidity diabetes (%) 15.4 10.7 0.0003
Take prescription for high cholesterol (%) 26.1 25.2 0.5242