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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of respondents

From: Cross-sectional survey evaluating Text4Mood: mobile health program to reduce psychological treatment gap in mental healthcare in Alberta through daily supportive text messages

Variable N (%)
Gendera Male 142 (17.5 %)
Female 668 (82.5 %)
Ageb ≤15 16 (2 %)
16–25 122 (15.1 %)
26–45 410 (50.7 %)
46–65 253 (31.3 %)
≥65 7 (0.9 %)
Ethnic originc Caucasian 679 (83.1 %)
First Nations/Metis/Inuit 42 (5.1 %)
Asian 32 (3.9 %)
Black 8 (1 %)
Other 40 (4.9 %)
Prefer not to disclose 16 (2 %)
Highest Educationd Post Graduate Degree (MSc, PhD) 98 (12 %)
University Degree or Diploma 260 (32 %)
College Diploma 189 (23 %)
Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate or Diploma 57 (7 %)
High School Diploma 161 (20 %)
Junior High School 24 (3 %)
Elementary School 0 (0 %)
Prefer not to disclose 16 (2 %)
Employment statuse Employed Fulltime 441 (49 %)
Employed Part-time 151 (17 %)
Self-employed 54 (6 %)
Student 89 (10 %)
Homemaker 45 (5 %)
Unemployed with no income 45 (5 %)
Unemployed on Government social benefits 28 (3 %)
Retired 15 (1.7 %)
Prefer not to disclose 19 (2.1 %)
Mental health condition respondents had been diagnosed withe,f Depressive Disorder 227 (24.5 %)
Anxiety Disorder 117 (19.8 %)
Trauma and stressor related disorder 58 (6.5 %)
Bipolar Disorder 34 (3.8 %)
Substance Related Disorder 24 (2.7 %)
Personality Disorder 14 (1.6 %)
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder 9 (1 %)
Other Disorders 19 (2.1 %)
None 454 (56 %)
Where respondents receive medical caree Edmonton Zone 375 (42 %)
North Zone 301 (34 %)
Calgary Zone 114 (12.8 %)
Central Zone 51 (5.7 %)
South Zone 19 (2.1 %)
Outside Alberta 33 (3.7 %)
  1. aTotal N = 810 bTotal N = 808 cTotal N = 817 dTotal N = 814 eTotal N = 893
  2. fParticipants were able to select more than one answer; sum percentages is greater than 100 %