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Table 2 Comparison of'mood' colour choice in the healthy, anxious and depressed volunteers for each permutation.

From: The Manchester Color Wheel: development of a novel way of identifying color choice and its validation in healthy, anxious and depressed individuals

Permutation number Color choice   Volunteer group   p value
   Healthy
(n = 41)
No. (%)
respondents
Anxious
(n = 76)
No. (%)
respondents
Depressed
(n = 87)
No. (%)
respondents
 
  positive 24 (59%) 17 (22%) 8 (9%) Chi-square (4)
1 neutral 10 (24%) 23 (30%) 14 (16%) = 50.158;
  negative 7 (17%) 36 (47%) 65 (75%) p < 0.001
  positive 26 (63%) 20 (26%) 11 (13%) Chi-square (4)
2 neutral 8 (20%) 13 (17%) 8 (9%) = 46.633;
  negative 7 (17%) 43 (57%) 68 (78%) p < 0.001
  positive 16 (39%) 11 (15%) 4 (5%) Chi-square (4)
3 neutral 18 (44%) 33 (43%) 20 (23%) = 46.442;
  negative 7 (17%) 32 (42%) 63 (72%) p < 0.001
  positive 18 (44%) 13 (17%) 6 (7%) Chi-square (4)
4 neutral 16 (39%) 31 (41%) 18 (21%) = 45.660;
  negative 7 (17%) 32 (42%) 63 (72%) p < 0.001
  positive 13 (32%) 6 (8%) 2 (2%) Chi-square (4)
5 & 6 neutral 21 (51%) 40 (53%) 24 (28%) = 49.491;
  negative 7 (17%) 30 (40%) 61 (70%) p < 0.001
  positive 11 (27%) 2 (3%) 2 (2%) Chi-square (4)
7 & 8 neutral 26 (63%) 47 (62%) 31 (36%) = 52.899;
  negative 4 (10%) 27 (37%) 54 (62%) p < 0.001
  1. Comparison of healthy versus anxious and healthy versus depressed was also significant (p < 0.005) for all permutations.