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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants in the PRI-SMA trial (n = 258)

From: Use of a self-rating scale to monitor depression severity in recurrent GP consultations in primary care – does it really make a difference? A randomised controlled study

Characteristics Total
n (%)
Intervention
n (%)
TAU¤
n (%)
p
Participants 258 125 133  
Age (years, mean ) 43.48 44.84 42.19 0.2
 men 76 (29.5) 31 (24.8) 45 (33.8)  
 women 182 (70.5) 94 (75.2) 88 (66.2) 0.1
Marital status     
 single 118 (45.7) 61 (48.8) 57 (42.9)  
 married/cohabiting 140 (54.3) 64 (51.2) 76 (57.1)  
 children <18 years at home 82 (43.2) 36 (40.4) 46 (45.5) 0.5
Lower educational level 34 (13.2) 17 (13.7) 17 (12.8)  
Middle educational level 115 (44.7) 61 (49.2) 54 (40.6)  
High educational level 108 (42.0) 46 (37.1) 62 (46.6) 0.3
Employment     
 working/studying 181 (80.8) 90 (81.1) 91 (80.5)  
 unemployed/retired 43 (19.2) 21 (18.9) 22 (19.5) 0.9
Born outside the Nordic countries 41 (16) 19 (15.3) 22 (16.7) 0.8
Smoking (yes or sometimes) 75 (29.4) 36 (29.3) 39 (29.5) 0.9
Leisure-time physical activity     
 never 109 (42.4) 57 (46) 52 (39.1)  
 at least 4 hrs/week 124 (48.2) 55 (44.4) 69 (51.9)  
 intensive 24 (9.3) 12 (9.7) 12 (9,0) 0.5
Depression     
 mild (BDI-II 12-19) 32 (13) 16 (13.6) 16 (12.4)  
 moderate (BDI-II 20-28) 82 (33.2) 39 (33.1) 43 (33.3)  
 high moderate (BDI-II 29-36) 68 (27.5) 35 (29.7) 33 (25.6) 0.9
  1. ¤ TAU treatment as usual