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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and PHQ 9 diagnosis (N = 218)

From: Minor depression in older, long-term unemployed people seeking vocational support

  Over all Non depressive (N = 109) MinD (N = 34) MD (N = 75)
Gender (in %)
 Male 39.0 43.1 35.3 34.7
 Female 61.0 56.9 64.7 65.3
Age (mean) 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0
Unemployed since (in %)
  < 5 years 34.0 35.6 35.3 31.0
 5–10 years 19.6 16.3 17.6 25.4
 10–15 years 17.7 16.3 23.5 16.9
 15–20 years 10.5 11.5 11.8 8.5
  > 20 years 18.2 20.2 11.8 18.3
Marital status (in %)
 Married/married again 18.8 21.1 26.4 12.0
 Never married 22.0 22.9 20.6 21.3
 Widowed 2.8 3.7 0 2.7
 Divorced/seperated 56.4 50.5 52.9 64.0
Education, highest level (in %)
 High 12.4 12.1 15.6 11.4
 Middle 62.2 55.6 71.9 67.1
 Low 25.4 32.3 12.5 21.4
  1. MinD minor depression, MD major depression