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Table 1 Differences between patients lost to follow-up (drop-outs) and the completer sample

From: Stability of remission rates in a 3-year follow-up of naturalistic treated depressed inpatients

  Drop-out (n = 641) Completer (n =143) OR p-value  
Female 375 (59 %) 96 (67 %) 1.39 0.017  
Positive family anamnesis 241 (38 %) 59 (41 %) 1.12 0.42  
Recurrent depression 337 (53 %) 84 (59 %) 1.24 0.11  
Any personality disorder 260 (41 %) 44 (31 %) 0.64 0.043  
Suicidality admission reason 337 (53 %) 61 (43 %) 0.66 0.001  
Living with a partner 248 (39 %) 81 (57 %) 2.04 <0.001  
Discharged against medical advise 64 (10 %) 7 (5 %) 0.47 0.009  
Number of hospitalisations before admission 0 ± 2.00 (0–21) 0.5 ± 2.00 (0–15)   0.15  
Inpatient treatment time (days) 49 ± 47.50 (1–278) 56 ± 46.00 (1–363)   0.007  
Age 44.4 ± 12.30 (18.2–69.6) 45.7 ± 11.70 (18.6–65.9)   0.1  
Age at onset 38.1 ± 12.81 (10–69) 38.3 ± 12.61 (9–65)   0.89  
HAMD 17 baseline 22.8 ± 5.88 (2–40) 21.7 ± 6.08 (1–40)   0.005  
HAMD 17 discharge 7.8 ± 5.79 (0–31) 7.7 ± 5.46 (0–30)   0.77