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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the GIPPOZ study sample (n = 99)

From: Following up patients with depression after hospital discharge: a mixed methods approach

Demographic characteristic N (%)
Female gender 62 (62.6%)
Age (mean ± SD) (in years) 46.1 ± 11.1
Education  
   Low education (till secondary school) 68 (68.7%)
   Higher education 31 (31.1%)
Occupation  
   Blue collar worker 38 (38.4%)
   White collar worker 45 (45.5%)
   Other 16 (16.2%)
Maritial status  
   Single (single, divorced or widow(er) without partner) 43 (43.4%)
   Living together (married or living together) 56 (56.6%)
Severity of major depression at admission  
   Mild 11 (11.1%)
   Moderate 31 (31.3%)
   Severe without psychotic characteristics 48 (48.5%)
   Severe with psychotic characteristics 9 (9.1%)
Psychiatric comorbidity  
   Anxiety 23 (23.2%)
   Substance related disorder 19 (19.2%)
   Other 25 (25.3%)
   None 32 (32.3%)
Presence of a somatic comorbidity 65 (65,7%)
Age at first onset (mean ± SD) (in years) 36.2 ± 12.6
Number of previous admissions for depression in lifetime (Median [25;75 percentile]) 2.0 [1.0;3.0]
Length of hospital stay (Median [25;75 percentile]) 60.0 [31.0;98.0]
Number of medicines related to Central Nervous System at hospital discharge (Median [25;75 percentile]) 3.0 [2.0;4.0]