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Table 4 Comparison of descriptive values of the scales used with the respondents’ age groups

From: Occurrence of mood disorders among educationally active older adults in Bialystok, Poland: a cross-sectional study

Scale 60–70 years
n = 96
71–90 years
n = 66
p
\(\overline{x}\) SD Me \(\overline{x}\) SD Me
GDS 13.76 3.98 13 13.34 3.20 13 0.746
HCL-32 9.20 5.66 10 12.57 5.92 14 < 0.001*
MDQ 3.50 2.88 4 3.80 2.87 3.50 0.413
Zung SDS 39.97 9.53 40.50 37.71 9.61 37 0.152
  1. GDS, Geriatric Depression Scale; HCL-32, Hypomania Check List; \(\overline{x}\), mean; MDQ, Mood Disorder Questionnaire; Me, median; p, p-value; SD, standard deviation; Zung SDS, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale
  2. *Statistically significant value