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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients treated or not treated with lithium.

From: Duration of lithium treatment is a risk factor for reduced glomerular function: a cross-sectional study

Demographic and clinical characteristics Patients treated with lithium Lithium-naïve patients P
  Number = 139 Number = 70  
Male: number (%) 44 (31.7) 17 (24.3) n.s.
Mean current age in years (SD) 58.0 (14.0) 50.0 (12.4) 0.0001
Bipolar disorder (ICD10 F31): number (%) 119 (85.6) 58 (82.8) n.s.
Other affective disorders (ICD10 F33-34): number (%) 20 (14.4) 12 (17.2) n.s.
Cigarette smoking: number (%) 35 (25.2) 11 (15.7) n.s.
Hypertension: number (%) 40 (28.8) 14 (20.0) n.s.
Diabetes: number (%) 16 (11.5) 8 (11.4) n.s.
Dyslipidemia: number (%) 76 (54.7) 34 (48.6) n.s.
  1. ICD10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition; n.s. non-significant; SD, standard deviation.