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Table 1 Summary of Subjects' Socio-demographic Information

From: Development and content validity of a patient reported outcomes measure to assess symptoms of major depressive disorder

Criteria Focus
Group Population
Focus Group Severity Content
Validation Population
Content Validation Severity
   Severe Moderate Mild In
Remission
  Severe Moderate Mild In
Remission
Sample size 38 15 8 7 8 20 2 7 7 4
Gender (Female) 26 (68.4%) 10 6 4 6 17 (85.0%) 1 6 7 3
Age Mean ± SD
(in years) [Range]
47.7
[25-66]
50
[25-66]
44
[34-54]
49
[34-63]
44
[29-56]
43.7
[26-74])
40.5
[35-46])
43.1
[26-52])
44.7
[27-74])
44.3
[31-60])
Ethnicity           
Black/African American 6 (15.8%) 3 0 1 2 2 (10.0%) 1 0 1 0
Hispanic/Latino
(of any race)
0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 3 (15.0%) 0 0 2 1
White/Caucasian 29 (76.3%) 11 6 6 6 13 (65.0%) 1 6 4 2
Multiracial 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 1 0 0
Other 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 1
Missing data 3 (7.9%) 1 2 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Location           
Georgia 8 (21.1%) 4 4 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 8i (21.1%) 0 4 0 4 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Illinois 6 (15.8%) 3 0 3 0 5 (25.0%) 1 1 3 0
New York 8 (21.1%) 4 0 4 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 8 (21.1%) 4 0 0 4 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Minnesota 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 6 (30.0%) 0 4 0 2
Louisiana 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 5 (25.0%) 0 1 2 2
California 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 4 (20.0%) 1 1 2 0
Born in U.S.           
Yes 35 (92.1%) 14 6 7 8 19 (95.0%) 2 7 7 3
No 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 1
Missing data 3 (7.9%) 1 2 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Level of education           
Less than high school 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Some high school 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 1 1 0 1
High school diploma
or GED
7 (18.4%) 3 1 1 2 3 (15.0%) 0 1 4 0
Some college 9 (23.7%) 5 2 1 1 5 (25.0%) 0 0 0 0
Vocational school or certificate programi 2 (5.3%) 0 1 1 0 0 (0.0%) 1 4 2 1
College or university
degree (2- or 4- year)
9 (23.7%) 2 1 3 3 8 (40.0%) 0 0 0 2
Graduate degree 7 (18.4%) 3 1 1 2 2 (10.0%) 0 1 1 0
Missing data 4 (10.5%) 2 2 0 0 2 (10.0%) 0 0 0 0
Work status           
Full-time or part-time 16 (42.1%) 3 5 5 3 8 (40.0%) 1 2 2 3
Full-time or part-time homemaker 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 4 (20.0%) 0 2 1 1
Unemployed 10 (26.3%) 6 0 1 3 3 (15.0%) 0 1 2 0
Student 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 1 0 0
Retired 1 (2.6%) 1 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 1 0
Other (disabled) 3 (7.9%) 1 1 1 0 2 (10.0%) 1 1 0 0
Other (social security) 2 (5.3%) 0 0 0 2 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Other (unspecified) 2 (5.3%) 2 0 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Missing data 4 (10.5%) 2 2 0 0 2 (10.0%) 0 1 1 0
Relationship status           
Single 15 (39.5%) 8 1 3 3 3 (15.0%) 1 0 2 0
Significant other 3 (7.9%) 0 2 0 1 3 (15.0%) 0 0 2 1
Married 9 (23.7%) 3 1 3 2 11 (55.0%) 1 6 2 2
Separated 1 (2.6%) 0 0 0 1 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Divorced 6 (15.8%) 2 2 1 1 2 (10.0%) 0 0 1 1
Widowed 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Other 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Missing data 4 (10.5%) 2 2 0 0 2 (10.0%) 0 1 1 0
Living situation           
Alone 16 (42.1%) 8 1 3 4 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 1
With family (immediate or extended) 9 (23.7%) 3 2 2 2 12 (60.0%) 1 4 5 2
With a friend(s) or roommate(s) 3 (7.9%) 1 2 0 0 1 (5.0%) 1 0 0 0
With significant other 6 (15.8%) 1 1 2 2 5 (25.0%) 0 2 1 2
At a nursing home 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Assisted living 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Other 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Missing data 4 (10.5%) 2 2 0 0 2 (10.0%) 0 1 1 0
  1. i: One patient dropped out of study during focus group
  2. Note: Percentages (%) are rounded; each criterion (where appropriate) ≈ 100%.