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Table 1 Presence or absence of depression by demographic and medical variables among adult family practice patients in Trinidad.

From: Depression and the nature of Trinidadian family practice: a cross-sectional study

Demographic and Medical variables Not Depressed n (%) Depressed n (%) χ2 (p value)
N 508 443 (87.2) 65 (12.8)  
Age group (years)    
18–19 14 (3.1) 4 (6.1)  
20–29 111 (25.1) 20 (30.8)  
30–39 73 (16.5) 14 (21.5)  
40–49 93 (20.9) 10 (15.4)  
50–59 60 (13.5) 8 (12.2)  
60–69 56 (12.6) 5 (7.7)  
70–79 27 (6.1) 4 (6.1)  
80+ 9 (2.0) 0 (0)  
Sex    1.94 (0.104)
Male 140 (31.6) 15 (23.1)  
Female 303 (68.4) 50 (76.2)  
Marital status    
Married 191 (43.1) 20 (30.8)  
Single 151 (34.1) 21 (32.3)  
Separated 9 (2.0) 5 (7.7)  
Divorced 17 (3.8) 2 (3.1)  
Common Law 37 (8.4) 11 (16.9)  
Visiting 2 (0.5) 1 (1.5)  
Widowed 36 (8.1) 5 (7.7)  
Status of relationship    0.16 (0.393)
Presently in a relationship 230 (51.9) 32 (49.2)  
Not presently in a relationship 213 (48.1) 33 (50.8)  
Ethnicity    3.19 (0.202)
Afro-Trinidadian 136 (30.7) 13 (20.0)  
Indo-Trinidadian 148 (33.4) 26 (40.0)  
All Others 159 (35.9) 26 (40.0)  
Level of Occupation    4.76 (0.191)
Professional or highly skilled 160 (36.1) 17 (26.1)  
Skilled or semi-skilled 86 (19.4) 12 (18.5)  
Housewife 83 (18.7) 19 (29.2)  
Unskilled, unemployed or retired 114 (25.7) 17 (26.2)  
Level of education achieved    1.15 (0.562)
Less than secondary level 117 (26.4) 21 (32.3)  
Secondary 197 (44.5) 28 (43.1)  
Technical or University level 129 (29.1) 16 (24.6)  
Number of reasons for the encounter (RFE)    0.66 (0.260)
One RFE 334 (75.4) 52 (80.0)  
Two or more RFE 109 (24.6) 13 (20.0)