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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Sample (n = 304)

From: Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings

Variables Categories N %
Gender Male 74 24.3
  Female 230 75.7
Age ≤ 34 years 29 9.5
  35–44 years 62 20.4
Mean age: 49.72 years 45–54 years 104 34.2
Mean age: Male: 48.05 years 55–64 years 85 28.0
Mean age: Female: 50.26 years ≥ 65 years 24 7.9
Ethnicity Latino/Hispanic 191 62.8
  Black/African American 75 24.7
  Caucasian/White 20 6.6
  Other 18 5.9
Marital Status Single/Never married 101 33.2
  Married/Living with partner 111 36.5
  Separated/Divorced 69 22.7
  Widowed 12 3.9
Employment Status Employed full time or part time 97 38.0
  Unemployed 75 29.4
  Disabled 31 12.2
  Retired 12 4.7
  Homemaker 40 15.7
Highest Level of Educational None 19 6.3
  Less than high school or GED 152 50.0
  High school or GED 60 19.7
  College degree or more 59 19.4
Health Insurance Status No health insurance coverage 144 48.4
  Some source of health insurance 147 47.4
Depression Diagnosis Depression PHQ-9 Score ≥ 10 229 75.3
  Depression Diagnosis by Physician when PHQ-9 ≥ 10 71 31.0
Depression Diagnosis and Functional Impairment Depression PHQ-9 Score ≥ 10 and Functional Impairment 175 57.6
  Depression Diagnosis by Physician when PHQ-9 ≥ 10 and Functional Impairment 66 37.7