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Table 1 Frequency counts and characteristics of individuals who received care for depression, derived from various data sources, in the SNIIRAM in 2012

From: Estimating the prevalence of depression associated with healthcare use in France using administrative databases

Selection method Source Frequency count Incremental count Cumulative count Cumulative prevalence (%) Age (mean ± SD) % males % antidepressants Mortality rate in 2012 (%)
A Full coverage for depression 271,275 271,275 271,275 0.46 58 ± 17 28 72 1.6
B Hospitalisation for depression
1 year
Psychiatric hospital (principal or associated diagnosis) 109,260 88,650 359,930 0.61 50 ± 17 36 75 1.7
General hospital (principal diagnosis) 34,630 24,785 384,710 0.65 52 ± 17 37 60 3.4
2 years
Psychiatric hospital (principal or associated diagnosis) 102,940 56,890 441,600 0.75 50 ± 18 36 70 2.1
General hospital (principal diagnosis) 34,050 21,940 463,530 0.79 52 ± 18 35 55 3.6
C Current antidepressant treatment + History of hospitalisation during the past 5 years
Psychiatric hospital (principal or associated diagnosis) 137,110 59,300 522,830 0.89 54 ± 17 32 - 1.7
General hospital (principal diagnosis) 51,420 21,270 544,105 0.93 58 ± 18 30 - 2.6
D Hospitalisation in a general hospital with an associated diagnosis of depression
1 year 213,010 164,660 708,760 1.21 61 ± 19 33 62 8.9
2 years 192,720 127,270 836,030 1.42 60 ± 19 32 58 7.0
E Current antidepressant treatment + History of hospitalisation in a general hospital with an associated diagnosis of depression during the past 5 years 266,890 133,270 969,300 1.65 62 ± 20 27 - 4.0
  1. Incremental count = number of additional individuals selected by the data source; Cumulative count = number of individuals selected by the combination of data sources, to this point. % Antidepressants = proportion of individuals with at least three reimbursements for antidepressants during the study year. Data sources are classified from most reliable to least reliable