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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of pathological gamblers group and control group

From: Impulsivity and pathological gambling: Is it a state or a trait problem?

  PG (n= 37) Control (n= 40)   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) F ( df = 1, 75) P Value
Age 36.42 (6.90) 35.61 (7.31) 0.25 .622
Years of Education 11.66 (2.55) 13.60 (3.04) 0.21 .155
Raven's 48.81 (7.65) 51.7 (6.84) 3.06 .084
SOGS 14.30 (2.64) 1.05 (1.15) 833.19 <.001
BDI-II 14.46 (9.06) 6.55 (5.38) 22.07 <.001
    χ 2 ( df = 1) P Value
Nicotine Use (%) 18.9 20 .01 .905
Alcohol Use (%) 10.8 7.5 .26 .614
Other Substance Use (%) 10.8 5 .90 .342
  1. PG = pathological gambling group; Control = control group; BDI-II = Beck Depression Inventory Version 2; Raven's = Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices; SOGS = South Oaks Gambling Screen; "Other Substance Use" = the use of substances other than alcohol and nicotine.