Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics of the primary care patients participating in the study

From: Systematic depression screening in high-risk patients attending primary care: a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial

  Intervention group N = 257 Control group N = 268
Female, n (%) 191 (74.3) 197 (73.5)
Mean age (SD) 54.8 (16.1) 56.2 (16.3)
Marital status, n (%)   
 Married/Partnered 149 (57.9) 160 (59.7)
 Divorced/separated 21 (8.2) 17 (6.3)
 Widowed 30 (11.7) 41 (15.3)
 Other 57 (22.2) 50 (18.7)
Educational status, n (%)   
 Primary education 107 (41.6) 111 (41.4)
 Secondary education 46 (17.9) 40 (14.9)
 University 21 (8.2) 37 (13.8)
 Other 83 (32.3) 80 (29.8)
Any medical co-morbidity*, n (%) 167 (65.0) 185 (69.0)
Any psychiatric co-morbidity**, n (%) 142 (55.3) 160 (59.7)
  1. * Hypertension, Osteoarthritis, Hyperlipidemia, Obesity, Hypercholesterolemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Migraine, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Carcinoma, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Cerebrovascular Disease, Parkinson’s Disease.
  2. ** Dysthymia, adjustment disorder, anxiety, anorexia, phobic disorder, panic disorder, alcohol abuse, bulimia nervosa, post traumatic stress disorder, drug dependence, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder.