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Table 1 The comparison of demographic and psychological characteristics and cortisol level between two genders

From: The persistent effect of acute psychosocial stress on heart rate variability

  Men (N = 23) Women (N = 12) p value
Age (years) 23.37 ± 2.7 25.58 ± 4.6 0.14
DASS-depression 10.35 ± 10.5 9.64 ± 7.2 0.84
DASS-anxiety 7.91 ± 7.4 12.73 ± 8.7 0.1
DASS-stress 17.37 ± 10.5 15.82 ± 8 0.66
EQ 327.09 ± 35 336.3 ± 35 0.47
Education (percentage of diploma/licensed/graduated) 43.5/56.5 8.3/25/66.7 0.00004
Marriage status (percentage of yes/no) 13/87 75/25 0.0004
Rest condition cortisol (nmol/L) 3.03 ± 2 15.71 ± 10 0.001
Rest condition EVAS 1.1 ± 1.2 2 ± 1 0.05
  1. Data is mean ± SD. Significant difference is shown as italicized data