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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 91 ET cases

From: Depressive symptoms can amplify embarrassment in essential tremor

Age in years 70.4 ± 12.8 (range = 33–96)
Female gender 47 (51.6)
Education in years 16.2 ± 2.8
Non-Hispanic white race 86 (94.5)
Age of onset of tremor in years 37.7 ± 18.1
Tremor duration in years 36.9 ± 18.7
Family history of:
 ET 28 (30.8)
 ET or tremor 58 (63.7)
Total tremor score 20.6 ± 5.9
Head (neck) tremor on examination 32 (35.2)
Voice tremor on examination 24 (26.4)
CESD-10 score 9.5 ± 6.2 (range = 0–26)
CESD-10 score
 0–9 (no or minimal depressive symptom category) 4.7 ± 2.7 (n = 47)
 10–19 (moderate depressive symptom category) 13.0 ± 2.5 (n = 37)
  ≥ 20 (severe depressive symptom category) 23.1 ± 2.3 (n = 7)
CESD-10 score
  ≤ 3 (lowest quartile) 1.4 ± 1.2
 4–7 (second quartile) 5.4 ± 1.2
 8–12 (third quartile) 10.2 ± 1.2
  ≥ 13 (highest quartile) 17.1 ± 4.1
ETEA score 24.2 ± 16.9 (range = 0–61)
  1. Values represent mean ± standard deviation or number (percentage)
  2. CESD-10 (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale), ETEA (Essential Tremor Embarrassment Assessment)