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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the complete sample at baseline

From: Cost-effectiveness of guideline-based stepped and collaborative care versus treatment as usual for patients with depression – a cluster-randomized trial

Characteristic Intervention group (n = 569) Control group (n = 168) p-value
Age (years)
 mean (SD) 42.09 (13.45) 45.60 (15.45) 0.07
Female: % 72.41 76.19 0.38
Single: % 59.03 56.83 0.64
Private HI: % 5.55 8.73 0.25
Employed: % 77.56 68.53 0.04
Severity of depression (PHQ-9)
 mean (SD) 15.29 (4.68) 14.09 (4.91) 0.17
Total costs (€)
 mean (SD) 5636 (8297) 7688 (10,764) 0.10
EQ-5D Index
 mean (SD) 0.58 (0.26) 0.53 (0.28) 0.22
Physical Health Status (SF-12)
 mean (SD) 44.48 (10.52) 42.15 (10.31) 0.06
Mental Health Status (SF-12)
 mean (SD) 28.56 (8.41) 30.56 0.07