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Table 1 Characteristics of study population (n = 528)

From: Antidepressant utilization after hospitalization with depression: a comparison between non-Western immigrants and Danish-born residents

Population characteristics Danish-born residents n = 396 (%) Non-Western immigrants n = 132 (%) P1
Sex
Female 232 (58.6%) 78 (59.1%) 0.92
Age at index admission (years)
18-29 98 (24.8%) 17 (12.9%) 0.10
30-39 158 (39.9%) 65 (49.2%)
40-49 87 (22.0%) 33 (25.0%)
50-59 26 (6.6%) 11 (8.3%)
60-86 27 (6.8%) 61 (4.6%)
Annual income 2
<13,405 EUR 52 (13.1%) 31 (23.5%) <0.0001
13,405-26,809 EUR 182 (46.0%) 76 (57.6%)
26,810-40,214 EUR 120 (30.3%) 21 (15.9%)
≥40,215 EUR 42 (10.6%) 4(3.0%)
Severity of depression at admission
Moderate 185 (46.7%) 51 (38.6%) 0.27
Severe 179 (45.2%) 69 (52.3%)
Other type/unspecified 32 (8.1%) 12 (9.1%)
Type of outpatient care referred to after discharge
General practitioner 142 (35.9%) 54 (40.9%) 0.46
Specialized treatment 240 (60.6%) 75 (56.8%)
No medical follow-up/Other/unknown 14 (3.5%) 3 (2.3%)
Post-discharge AD treatment
No treatment initiation within 30 days 104 (26.3%) 46 (34.8%) 0.07
Early discontinuation (minimum refill, n = 312) 28 (11.6%) 13 (18.3%) 0.16
Type of AD on first prescription after discharge
TCA3 43 (14.7%) 12 (14.0%) 1.00
Newer ADs4 249 (85.3%) 74 (86.1%)  
  1. AD Antidepressant, EUR Euro, TCA Tricyclic antidepressant.
  2. 1Two-sided Fisher’s exact test (two-sided gamma-test for ordinal variables).
  3. 2100 EUR = 746 Danish Krone (DKK) (November 2012).
  4. 3ATC codes: N06AA04, N06AA09-10, N06AA12, N06AA16.
  5. 4ATC codes: N06AB03, N06AB04-10, N06AX03, N06AX11, N06AX16, N06AX21.