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Table 2 Assessment of the presence of depressive symptoms in respondents according to BDI and suspicion of non-psychotic mental symptoms in respondents according to GHQ-28 with regard to sex, group affiliation, and age

From: Self-assessment of the mental health status in older adults in Poland: a cross-sectional study

  BDI scores p GHQ-28 scores p
Below 21 points
N = 245
21 and more points
N = 55
Below 23 points
N = 245
23 and more points
N = 55
Women
N = 213
n 173 40 0.755 72 141 0.073
% 81.22 18.78 33.80 66.20
Men
N = 87
n 72 15 39 48
% 82.76 17.24 44.83 55.17
UHS
N = 100
n 90 10 <0.001 46 54 0.044
% 90.00 10.00 46.00 54.00
UTA
N = 100
n 89 11 36 64
% 89.00 11.00 36.00 64.00
NH
N = 100
n 66 34 29 71
% 66.00 34.00 29.00 71.00
60–69
N = 154
n 134 20 0.025 60 94 0.521
% 87.01 12.99 38.96 61.04
70–79
N = 102
n 80 22 38 64
% 78.43 21.57 37.25 62.75
80 and more
N = 44
n 31 13 13 31
% 70.45 29.55 29.55 70.45
  1. Abbreviations: BDI Beck Depression Inventory, GHQ-28 General Health Questionnaire, NS Not significant, UHS University of the Healthy Senior, UTA University of the Third Age, NH Nursing Home
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