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Table 3 Comorbid medical and psychiatric illness and post-stroke depression

From: Post-stroke depression: frequency, risk factors, and impact on quality of life among 103 stroke patients—hospital-based study

  Stroke patients P value
Non-depressed, N = 65 (63.1%) Depressed, N = 38 (36.9%)
Diabetes mellitus Not diabetic 51 (78.5%) 28 (73.7%) 0.580
Diabetic 14 (21.5%) 10 (26.3%)
Hypertension Not hypertensive 46 (70.8%) 29 (76.8%) 0.542
Hypertensive 19 (29.2%) 9 (23.7%)
Cardiac disease Not cardiac 55 (84.6%) 31 (81.6%) 0.689
Cardiac 10 (9.7%) 7 (6.8%)
Smoking Males, smoker 18 (45%) 15 (68.2%) 0.04
Males, non-smoker 22 (55%) 7(31.8%)
Past history of depression Negative 53 (81.5%) 31 (81.6%) 0.996
Positive 12 (18.5%) 7 (18.4%)
Family history of depression Negative 59 (90.8%) 34 (89.5%) 0.830
Positive 6 (9.2%) 4 (10.5%)