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Table 6 Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient between the scale results and the respondents’ sex and age

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

  Gender Age
Women Men 60–70 years 71–90 years
GDS HCL-32 MDQ Zung SDS GDS HCL-32 MDQ Zung SDS GDS HCL-32 MDQ Zung SDS GDS HCL-32 MDQ Zung SDS
GDS
 rs 0.103 0.152 0.248 − 0.029 − 0.256 0.050 0.173 0.074 0.094 − 0.058 0.053 0.344
 p 0.235 0.079 0.004* 0.887 0.197 0.804 0.091 0.472 0.362 0.642 0.675 0.005*
HCL-32
 rs 0.103 0.547 − 0.198 − 0.029 0.664 − 0.543 0.173 0.549 − 0.159 − 0.058 0.555 − 0.346
 p 0.235 < 0.001* 0.021 0.887 < 0.001* 0.003* 0.091 < 0.001* 0.122 0.642 < 0.001* 0.004*
MDQ
 rs 0.152 0.547 0.020 − 0.256 0.664 − 0.211 0.074 0.549 − 0.010 0.053 0.555 − 0.014
 p 0.079 < 0.001* 0.819 0.197 < 0.001* 0.290 0.472 < 0.001* 0.926 0.675 < 0.001* 0.909
Zung SDS
 rs 0.248 − 0.198 0.020 0.050 − 0.543 − 0.211 0.094 − 0.159 − 0.010 0.344 − 0.346 − 0.014
 p 0.004* 0.021 0.819 0.804 0.003* 0.290 0.362 0.122 0.926 0.005* 0.004* 0.909
  1. GDS, Geriatric Depression Scale; HCL-32, Hypomania Check List; MDQ, Mood Disorder Questionnaire; p, p-value; rs, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient; Zung SDS, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale
  2. *Statistically significant value