Table 1

Characteristics of 70 patients undergoing capsulotomy for obsessive–compulsory disorder in Sweden, 1970–2000

Year of operationTotal
1970–19791980–19891990–2000
N, (%)34221470
Men15 (44)14 (64)10 (71)37 (53)
Women19 (56)8 (36)4 (29)33 (47)
Age at operation
Mean (SD)39.4 (9.7)40.5 (9.8)39.9 (10.2)39.8 (9.7)
(min, max)(21, 59)(26, 69)(25, 57)(21, 69)
Deceased by March 2013 215329
Age at death
Mean (SD)71.7 (11.5)64 (14.6)51.7 (18.5)68.3 (13.8)