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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants at baseline

From: Effects of five-minute internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy and simplified emotion-focused mindfulness on depressive symptoms: a randomized controlled trial

  iCBT sEFM Waiting list Total
Sex Male 168 (51.5%) 159 (49.2%) 159 (48.9%) 486 (49.9%)
  Female 158 (48.5%) 164 (50.8%) 166 (51.1%) 488 (50.1%)
Age Years (SD) 44.3 (11.3) 43.3 (11.3) 43.4 (11.3) 43.7 (11.3)
Marriage
  Married 169 (51.8%) 170 (52.6%) 186 (57.2%) 525 (53.9%)
  Divorced 29 (8.9%) 23 (7.1%) 21 (6.5%) 73 (7.5%)
  Widowed 1 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) 3 (0.3%)
  Never married 127 (39.0%) 129 (39.9%) 117 (36.0%) 373 (38.3%)
Highest education level
  Junior high school 5 (1.5%) 1 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) 7 (0.7%)
  Senior high school 59 (18.1%) 66 (20.4%) 79 (24.3%) 204 (20.9%)
  Two-year college 57 (17.5%) 69 (21.4%) 61 (18.8%) 187 (19.2%)
  Four-year college or more 205 (62.9%) 187 (57.9%) 184 (56.6%) 576 (59.1%)
Employment Status
  Employed 237 (72.7%) 240 (74.3%) 234 (72.0%) 711 (73.0%)
  Not employed and seeking job 23 (7.1%) 23 (7.1%) 22 (6.8%) 68 (7.0%)
  Not employed 66 (20.2%) 60 (18.6%) 69 (21.2%) 195 (20.0%)
  1. iCBT internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy, sEFM simplified emotion-focused mindfulness