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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics chronic care patients (n = 676) in North West Province, South Africa

From: The validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for screening depression in chronic care patients in primary health care in South Africa

Description n (%)
Sex
 Male 169 (25.0)
 Female 507 (75.0)
Age (years)
 Median 47 IQR 37–56.5
Range 18–88
Education
 None 52 (7.7)
 Grades 1–5 135 (20.0)
 Grades 6–12 478 (70.7)
 >12 years 11 (1.6)
Chronic care servicea
 HIV/AIDS 413 (61.1)
 Hypertension 345 (51.0)
 Diabetes 63 (9.3)
 Tuberculosis 33 (4.9)
 Asthma 24 (3.6)
 Epilepsy 23 (3.4)
 Arthritis 23 (3.4)
 Other Mental Healthb 17 (2.5)
 Heart problems 6 (0.9)
 Chronic obstructed pulmonary disorder 2 (0.30)
Number of chronic care services
 1 399 (59.0)
 2 237 (35.1)
 3 38 (5.3)
 > = 4 2 (0.3)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aParticipants can report >1 chronic service, total is >100 %
  3. bFor example, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Mood Disorders