Table 1

Comparing characteristics between patients receiving or not receiving antidepressants during the 6-month evaluation period (n=3497)

Patient characteristicsOn single or dual therapy antidepressants n=1561Not on antidepressants n=1936
Gender
 Female122912952=0.07, df=1, p=0.80
 Male706759
Mean age44.3 years40.1 yearst=−7.6, df=3908, p<0.001
Marital status
 Single1091 (56.3%)1302 (63.4%)2=0.02, df=2, p=0.999
 Married456 (23.5%)319 (15.5%)
 Other389 (20.0%)434 (21.1%)
Area-level deprivation score tertile
 2.25–22.3 (least deprived)631 (33.0%)580 (28.7%)2=9.1, df=2, p<0.05
 22.4–42.31099 (57.6%)1224 (60.6%)
 42.4–62.3 (most deprived)179 (9.4%)215 (10.6%)
Ethnicity
 White1220 (63.9%)864 (42.1%)2=10.5, df=1, p<0.01
 Other716 (36.1%)1191 (57.9%)
Depression severity from diagnosis
 Mild383 (24.5%)460 (28.3%)2=0.007, df=2, p=0.99
 Moderate to severe845 (54.1%)845 (48.4%)
 Unspecified333 (21.3%)379 (23.3%)