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Table 1 Patient characteristics and potential confounders

From: Lower versus higher frequency of sessions in starting outpatient mental health care and the risk of a chronic course; a naturalistic cohort study

CharacteristicCategoriesN (%) or Mean (SD)
N = 2,634
SexMale981 (37.2%)
Female1653 (62.8%)
Age (in years) 36.1 (12.0)
Year treatment started2011429 (16.3%)
2012765 (29.0%)
2013871 (33.1%)
2014446 (16.9%)
2015123 (4.7%)
Diagnostic programAnxiety1238 (47.0%)
Depression922 (35.0%)
Personality disorders474 (18.0%)
Number of sessions in the first 3 monthsRange from 1 to 649.3 (7.7)
1–3421 (16.0%)
4–6650 (24.7%)
7–9324 (12.3%)
10–12701 (26.6%)
> 12538 (20.4%)
At least 1 pharmacotherapy contact 774 (29,4%)
Number of available measurements 4.2 (2.4)
Group treatmentNo group treatment1942 (73.7%)
Psychotherapy group157 (6.0%)
Another kind of group535 (20.3%)
OQ-45 total score at start 87.4 (23.4)
GAF score at start 54.9 (8.1)
Improved 1149 (43.6%)
Recovered 649 (24.6%)