Table 1

Wave 6 participant characteristics and associated depressive symptoms at Wave 7 (n=6804)

Participant characteristicsDepressive symptoms (Wave 7)
(Center  for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale 4+)
No (0–3) (n=5953) (%)Yes (≥4)
(n=851)
(%)
All participants (n=6804)87.512.5
Gender
 Male (n=3030)90.89.2
 Female (n=3774)84.915.1
Age
 50–59 years (n=1492)85.414.6
 60–69 years (n=2720)90.010.0
 70–84 years (n=2313)86.613.4
 85+ years (n=279)81.718.3
Metabolic Health
 Good metabolic health (n=3123)88.811.2
 Poor metabolic health (n=3681)86.413.6
Body Mass Index (BMI)
 Non-obese (BMI<30 kg/m2) (n=4737)89.011.0
 Obese (BMI≥30 kg/m2) (n=2058)84.016.0
 Missing BMI data (n=9)
Baseline Depression (Wave 6)
 Baseline depression (n=872)50.849.2
 No baseline depression (n=5932)92.97.1
Wealth
 Wealth quintile 1 (poorest) (n=1005)76.423.6
 Wealth quintile 2 (n=1214)81.718.3
 Wealth quintile 3 (n=1372)88.611.4
 Wealth quintile 4 (n=1464)91.48.6
 Wealth quintile 5 (wealthiest) (n=1619)94.45.6
 Missing wealth data (n=130)