Table 1

Characteristics of employee respondents, overall and by history of depression (weighted per cent, 95% CI)

Respondent characteristicsOverall sample n=16 018Individuals reporting a history of depression n=2985Individuals with no history of depression n=13 033
Gender
 Male55.2 (54.4 to 56.0)43.3 (41.4 to 45.1)58.0 (57.1 to 58.9)
 Female44.8 (44.0 to 45.6)56.7 (54.9 to 58.6)42.0 (41.1 to 42.9)
Age
 16–2434.7 (33.9 to 35.5)32.8 (31.0 to 34.6)35.2 (34.3 to 36.1)
 25–4451.4 (50.6 to 52.2)53.2 (51.3 to 55.1)51.0 (50.1to 51.9)
 45–6413.9 (13.3 to 14.5)14.0 (12.7 to 15.4)13.9 (13.2 to 14.5)
Education
 Low42.5 (41.2 to 43.8)41.9 (39.0 to 44.9)42.6 (41.1 to 44.2)
 Medium22.3 (21.2 to 23.4)23.5 (21.1 to 26.0)22.0 (20.8 to 23.2)
 High35.2 (33.9 to 36.5)34.5 (31.6 to 37.4)35.3 (33.9 to 36.8)
Working status
 Full time72.6 (71.9 to 73.4)66.4 (64.6 to 68.2)74.1 (73.3 to 74.9)
 Part time22.3 (21.6 to 23.0)27.3 (25.7 to 29.0)21.1 (20.4 to 21.9)
 Previously employed in last 12  months5.1 (4.7 to 5.4)13.7 (5.3 to 7.1)4.8 (4.4 to 5.1)
Marital status
 Single28.3 (27.6 to 29.1)29.0 (26.8 to 31.3)28.3 (27.5 to 29.1)
 Married/cohabitating62.8 (61.6 to 64.2)58.0 (53.8 to 62.2)64.0 (62.5 to 65.9)
 Divorced separated7.3 (6.8 to 7.9)10.9 (8.8 to 13.0)6.3 (5.7 to 6.9)
 Widowed0.9 (0.7 to 1.0)1.7 (1.1 to 2.3)0.7 (0.6 to 0.9)
 Refused0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)0.3 (0.1 to 0.7)0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)
Company size
 Small (1–50 employees)45.1 (44.0 to 46.1)44.1 (41.7 to 46.5)45.3 (44.2 to 46.4)
 Medium (51–250 employees)18.9 (18.1 to 19.7)19.0 (17.1 to 21.0)18.8 (17.9 to 19.7)
 Large (250 + employees)32.2 (31.2 to 33.2)33.7 (31.4 to 36.1)31.9 (30.9 to 33.0)
 Do not know3.8 (3.4 to 4.2)3.1 (2.3 to 4.0)4.0 (3.5 to 4.4)