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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (n = 32)

From: Feasibility of an interactive voice response system for monitoring depressive symptoms in a lower-middle income Latin American country

Variable Mean (SD) or  % (n)
Age 58 years (13)
Gender
Female 78 % (25)
Male 22 % (7)
Marital status
Single 56 % (18)
Married/partnered 44 % (14)
Education
Primary 38 % (12)
Secondary 41 % (13)
>Secondary 22 % (7)
Language at home
Spanish only 75 % (24)
Spanish + Aymara or Quechua 25 % (8)
Employment a
Working full-time 44 % (7)
Working part-time 25 % (4)
Homemaker or retired 31 % (5)
Self-rated health
Good 31 % (10)
Fair 56 % (18)
Poor 12 % (4)
Number of chronic conditions
0–4 53 % (17)
5–12 47 % (15)
Chronic illnesses
Hypertension 56 % (18)
High cholesterol 44 % (14)
Diabetes 41 % (13)
Arthritis 28 % (9)
Migraine 28 % (9)
Chronic back pain 47 % (15)
Able to read more than some words 91 % (29)
High health literacy b 53 % (17)
Depressive symptoms (PHQ-8 mean) 13.3 (3.5)
Sheehan disability scale
Work/school life (0–10) 4.1 (2.9)
Social/leisure activities (0–10) 3.9 (2.9)
Family/home life (0–10) 4.0 (3.9)
Ever diagnosed depression 34 % (11)
Current depression treatments
Antidepressant use 16 % (5)
Therapy/counseling 6 % (2)
Support groups 6 % (2)
Regular exercise 69 % (22)
Healthy diet 81 % (26)
Positive PTSD screen c 63 % (20)
Presence of anxiety d 91 % (29)
  1. a16 of 32 respondents were asked about employment status
  2. bRarely or never having problems learning about medical condition because of difficulty understanding written information
  3. cAs identified by 3 ‘yes’ responses on 4-item screener [33]
  4. dAnswered affirmatively to “In the last 6 months, have you been particularly anxious or nervous?”