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Research Article

Depression, Comorbidities, and Prescriptions of Antidepressants in a German Network of GPs and Specialists with Subspecialisation in Anthroposophic Medicine: A Longitudinal Observational Study

Table 1

Characteristics of the study population according to co-morbidities, age, and gender.

Comorbid conditionPatientsAge group [years]Gender %
<4040–59 60MaleFemale
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)

Coronary heart disease2027 (3.5)71 (35.1)124 (61.4)66 (32.7)136 (67.3)
Cerebrovascular disease9921 (21.2)78 (78.8)26 (26.3)73 (73.7)
Diabetes mellitus1749 (5.2)54 (31.0)111 (63.8)66 (27.9)108 (62.1)
Cancer35119 (5.4)162 (46.2)170 (48.4)81 (23.1)270 (76.9)
Congestive heart failure1131 (0.9)12 (10.6)100 (88.5)23 (20.4)90 (79.6)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease688 (11.8)25 (36.5)35 (51.5)19 (27.9)49 (72.1)

Comorbidities
 01736614 (35.4)921 (53.1)201 (11.6)358 (20.6)1378 (79.4)
 150440 (7.9)257 (51.0)207 (41.1)142 (28.2)362 (71.8)
22042 (1.0)40 (19.6)162 (79.4)55 (27.0)149 (73.0)

Total2444656 (26.8)1218 (49.8)570 (23.3)555 (22.7)1889 (77.3)

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