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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the intervention, attention control (AC) and waitlist (WL) groups at baseline

From: Impact of a mobile phone and web program on symptom and functional outcomes for people with mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress: a randomised controlled trial

Characteristics myCompass Attention control Wait list
  (n = 231) (n = 246) (n = 228)
Socio-demographics
 Mean age (SD) 39 (10.73) 40 (11.42) 38 (10.26)
 Female 160 (70%) 170 (70%) 161(70%)
 Married 97 (42%) 104 (42%) 87 (38%)
 Employed 196 (85%) 206 (84%) 189 (83%)
 Student 46 (20%) 53 (22%) 47 (21%)
Education level
 Secondary school or lower 25 (11%) 47 (19%) 41 (18%)
 Trade certificate or diploma 70 (30%) 79 (32%) 50 (22%)
 University under-graduate or more 135 (58%) 118 (48%) 134 (59%)
Daily computer use 225 (97%) 234 (95%) 219 (96%)
Daily mobile phone use 223 (96%) 234 (95%) 220 (96%)
Clinical history
Experienced an episode
 Depression 201 (87%) 222 (90%) 198 (87%)
 Anxiety 188 (81%) 208 (85%) 196 (86%)
 Stress 221 (96%) 241 (98%) 225 (99%)
Frequency of previous episodes
 Depression - > 5 times 116 (50%) 109 (44%) 106 (46%)
 Anxiety - > 5 times 106 (46%) 107 (43%) 108 (47%)
 Stress - > 5 times 153 (66%) 146 (59%) 132 (58%)
Episode in the last month
 Depression 82 (35%) 108 (44%) 89 (39%)
 Anxiety 68 (29%) 87 (35%) 87 (38%)
 Stress 134 (58%) 129 (52%) 151 (66%)
Distress caused by most recent episode (Mean, SD) a
 Depression 7.98 (1.78) 7.75 (2.25) 8.09 (2.06)
 Anxiety 7.82 (1.67) 7.44 (1.92) 8.02 (1.89)
 Stress 7.64 (1.75) 7.54 (2.07) 7.52 (2.08)
Comorbid symptomsb 140 (61%) 161 (65%) 149 (65%)
  1. aScores ranged 0 (No distress) to 10 (Extremely distressing).
  2. bScores in the mild range or higher on two or more of the DASS subscales.