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Table 1 Patient demographics and baseline characteristics

From: Emotional blunting in patients with depression. Part IV: differences between patient and physician perceptions

  Patient-reported cohort
(N = 752)
HCP-assessed cohort
(N = 766)
Country, n (%)
 Brazil 251 (33) 252 (33)
 Canada 251 (33) 260 (34)
 Spain 250 (33) 254 (33)
Sex, n (%)
 Female 466 (62)a 484 (63)
Age group, n (%)
 18–34 years 166 (22)a 189 (25)
 35–54 years 382 (51)a 385 (50)
 55–70 years 204 (27)a 192 (25)
Time since diagnosis of depression (months)
 Mean (standard deviation) 62.4 (49.5) 46.5 (72.7)
Depression phase, n (%)
 Acute 300 (40) 383 (50)b
 Remission 452 (60) 383 (50)b
High school education or above, n (%) 596 (79) 631 (82)
Work status, n (%)
 Full-time 348 (46) 330 (43)
 Part-time 93 (12) 88 (11)
 Homemaker/stay at home parent 45 (6) 58 (8)
 Student 22 (3) 39 (5)
 Retired 89 (12) 68 (9)
 Sick leave 43 (6) 113 (15)
 Unemployed 112 (15) 70 (9)
In a relationship, n (%) 471 (63) 490 (64)
Ever addicted to drugs or alcohol, n (%)
 Overall 156 (21) 68 (9)
 Acute 71 (24) 38 (10)
 Remission 85 (19) 30 (8)
  1. aFor patient respondents, quotas were imposed for age (≥ 50 years, 50%) and sex (female, 60%)
  2. bEach HCP completed the survey for two eligible patients: one in the acute phase of depression and one in remission from depression
  3. HCP, healthcare provider