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Table 1 Demographics of the study subjects in the new visit, remitted, and non-remitted MDD groups

From: Importance of remission and residual somatic symptoms in health-related quality of life among outpatients with major depressive disorder: a cross-sectional study

  New MDD (N = 287) Remitted MDD (N = 235) Non-remitted MDD (N = 289) p-value Testa
Sex, n (%)      
  Male 87 (30.3) 60 (25.5) 84 (29.1) NS  
  Female 200 (69.7) 175 (74.5) 205 (70.9)   
Age (years) 44.4 ± 13.6 47.6 ± 11.8 44.8 ± 13.3 0.0111b a = c < b
Marital status, n (%)      
  Single 63 (22.0) 36 (15.3) 62 (21.5) NS  
  Married 184 (64.1) 165 (70.2) 182 (63.0)   
  Bereaved 11 (3.8) 12 (5.1) 21 (7.3)   
  Divorced 24 (8.4) 15 (6.4) 18 (6.2)   
  Separated 4 (1.4) 7 (3.0) 6 (2.1)   
Education, n (%)      
  Elementary school 40 (13.9) 32 (13.6) 46 (15.9) NS  
  Middle school 51 (17.8) 31 (13.2) 38 (13.1)   
  High school 107 (37.3) 105 (44.7) 121 (41.9)   
  University 81 (28.2) 56 (23.8) 72 (24.9)   
  Graduate school 7 (2.4) 11 (4.7) 12 (4.2)   
Job status, n (%)      
  Employed 128 (44.6) 100 (42.6) 109 (37.7) NS  
  Unemployed 159 (55.4) 135 (57.4) 180 (62.3)   
Onset of MDD (years) 41.6 ± 14.2 44.7 ± 12.6 41.3 ± 14.2 0.0111b a = c < b
Number of depressive episodes 1.1 ± 2.0 1.3 ± 2.2 1.7 ± 2.6 0.0131b a = b, b = c, a < c
Duration of depression (months) 6.3 ± 13.7 7.3 ± 16.6 8.1 ± 20.4 NS  
  1. MDD = major depressive disorder; NS = not significant.
  2. aTukey’s post-hoc test.
  3. bDifference among MDD groups (ANOVA).
  4. Note: Data are represented as mean ± standard deviation or number of patients (%).