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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients consenting/not consenting to texting sub-study

From: Feasibility, acceptability and validity of SMS text messaging for measuring change in depression during a randomised controlled trial

Characteristic Consenting Not consenting Randomised
n = 527 (69.8%) n = 228 (30.2%) n = 755 (100%)
Age: Mean (SD)    
Years 41.6 (11.5) 49.5 (15.6) 44.0 (13.4)
Gender    
Female 399 (75.7%) 155 (68.0%) 554 (73.4%)
Employment    
Working full-time 217 (42.3%) 64 (28.3%) 281 (38.0%)
Working part-time 104 (20.3%) 40 (17.7%) 144 (19.5%)
Unable to work 61 (11.9%) 34 (15.0%) 95 (12.9%)
Looking after home/family 62 (12.1%) 21 (9.3%) 83 (11.2%)
Retired 19 (3.7%) 46 (20.4%) 65 (8.8%)
Full-time education 21 (4.1%) 2 (0.9%) 23 (3.1%)
Other 29 (5.7%) 19 (8.4%) 48 (6.5%)
Total 513 (100%) 226 (100%) 739 (100%)
Depression: Mean (SD)    
Age at first major episode 23.7 (10.7) 28.5 (14.8) 25.2 (12.3)
BDI-II 32.6 (8.6) 32.4 (9.2) 32.6 (8.8)
PHQ-9* 16.0 (5.3) 15.8 (5.1) 16.0 (5.3)
  1. *26 patients had 1 or 2 PHQ9 questions missing and therefore, their overall PHQ9 score was pro-rated.
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