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Table 1 Demographic characteristics for participants that did and did not seek help for depression

From: Determinants of help-seeking behavior in depression: a cross-sectional study

  Help-seeking (N = 66) Non-help-seeking (N = 36)
Demographics   
Gender, n (%)   
 Male 32 (49) 15 (42)
 Female 34 (51) 21 (58)
Age, mean (SD) 51.41 (17.07) 53.26 (17.84)
Education, n (%)   
 Low 15 (23) 10 (29)
 Middle 24 (36) 11 (30)
 High 27 (41) 14 (41)
Partner status, n (%)   
 Partner 32 (49) 21 (58)
 No partner 34 (51) 15 (42)
Psychological distress, n (%)   
 Mild 20 (30) 12 (34)
 Moderate 20 (30) 9 (26)
 Severe 26 (40) 14 (40)
Co-morbid anxiety disorder, n (%)   
 No 33 (50) 22 (61)
 Yes 33 (50) 14 (39)
Co-morbid physical illness, n (%)   
 No 12 (19) 5 (16)
 Yes 52 (81) 27 (84)
Loneliness, n (%)   
 No 14 (21) 5 (14)
 Yes 52 (79) 30 (86)
Neuroticism, mean (SD) 27.7 (7.8) 27.0 (6.5)
Personal stigma, mean (SD) 11.8 (5.6) 15.6 (5.1)
Perceived stigma, mean (SD) 21.1 (5.1) 21.3 (5.3)
Current diagnosis, n (%)   
 Major depression 52 (79) 30 (83)
 Dysthymia 4 (6) 1 (3)
 Major depression and dysthymia 10 (15) 5 (14)
Life-time diagnosis, n (%)   
 Lifetime dysthymia, no lifetime MDD 3 (5) 0 (0)
 Lifetime MDD, no lifetime dysthymia 40 (61) 23 (64)
 Both lifetime MDD and lifetime dysthymia 23 (34) 13 (36)
Characteristics, mean (SD)   
 Age onset first episode (8–78) 36.45 (17.43) 36.64 (18.10)
 Mean episodes (1–70) 9.04 (13.42) 13.57 (16.14)
Duration of complaints, n (%)   
 0–12 months 14 (21) 14 (41)
 12 months or longer 52 (79) 20 (59)