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Table 1 Characteristics of the total NEMESIS-2 population (n = 6646) and respondents diagnosed with depression (last year-prevalence, n = 361), weighteda

From: Non-fatal disease burden for subtypes of depressive disorder: population-based epidemiological study

  Total population Nemesis-2 Depressed population
Nemesis-2
SE
n (percentage) 6646 (100 %) 361 (5,2 %)
Mean age (years) 41.6 40.2 1.038
Females (%) 49.6 60.2 0.035
Educational level high-cat 4b (%) 28.0 21.45 0.025
Any 12-month anxiety disorder (%) 10.1 40.0 0.031
Any 12-month substance use disorder (%) 5.6 10.5 0.019
Any 12-month somatic illness (%) 31.6 46.9 0.040
Any 12-month dysthymia (%) 0.89 15.4 0.026
Any 12-month ADHD (%) 1.2 2.7 0.010
Mean duration episode last 12 months (days) n/a 120.86 7.15
Single vs recurrent episodes (%) n/a 32.7/67.3 0.038/0.040
Mild vs moderate vs severe (%) n/a 7.6/36.1/56.3 0.015/0.032/0.033
  1. Abbreviations: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, SE standard error, vs versus
  2. aWeighting based on city of residence, part of country (north, south, east, west) and on a specific weight-factor to correct for differences in the response rates in several socio-demographic groups and in the probability of selection of respondents within households
  3. bHigher professional or university education