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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with zero vs non-zero diagnostic delay

From: Exploring factors of diagnostic delay for patients with bipolar disorder: a population-based cohort study

 zero diagnostic delay (N = 1059)non-zero diagnostic delay
(N = 7876)
Genderfemale541 (51.09%)4663 (59.21%)
male518 (48.91%)3213 (40.79%)
Age categories18–27207 (19.55%)1061 (13.47%)
28–37251 (23.70%)1434 (18.21%)
38–47267 (25.21%)1930 (24.50%)
48–57212 (20.02%)1994 (25.32%)
58–65122 (11.52%)1457 (18.50%)
First consultation with mental healthcare specialistsinpatient care119 (11.24%)882 (11.20%)
outpatient care940 (88.76%)6994 (88.80%)
F31 diagnosisinpatient care889 (83.95%)5955 (75.61%)
outpatient care170 (16.05%)1921 (24.39%)
Prior F31 diagnosis, assigned mostly as additional diagnosis (number of patients)37 (3.49%)2833 (35.97%)
Time between prior F31 diagnosis (mostly additional diagnosis) and first F31 diagnosis as defined in this study (years)3.401.97