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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of patients at baseline (n = 903)

From: Reconsidering the prognosis of major depressive disorder across diagnostic boundaries: full recovery is the exception rather than the rule

Sociodemographics
 Age, years, mean (SD) 41.4 (12.0)
 Female sex, % (n) 67.0 (605)
 Education, years, mean (SD) 11.6 (3.2)
Clinical characteristics
 Age at onset of major depressive disorder, years, mean (SD) 27.3 (12.6)
 Recurrent episodes, yes, % (n) 52.6 (475)
 Severity of depressive symptoms (IDS), mean (SD) 33.9 (10.9)
 Severity of anxiety symptoms (BAI), mean (SD) 18.6 (10.9)
 Treatment (antidepressants and/or psychotherapy), % (n) 62.8 (567)
 Recruitment setting Community, % (n) 8 (72)
Primary care, % (n) 37.5 (339)
Specialised mental healthcare, % (n) 54.5 (492)
 Current comorbiditya Dysthymia, % (n) 24.1 (218)
Generalised anxiety disorder, % (n) 30.2 (273)
Social phobia, % (n) 35.5 (321)
Panic disorder, % (n) 35.0 (316)
Agoraphobia, % (n) 30.0 (271)
Any other diagnoses, % (n) 70.9 (640)
  1. aCurrent comorbidity = diagnosis present in 6 months prior to baseline; patients with comorbid disorders appear in more than one diagnosis group
  2. BAI Beck Anxiety Inventory, IDS Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, n number, SD Standard Deviation