Table 4: Likelihood of being prescribed any antidepressant medication by co-morbidity ( ).

Co-morbid conditionPatients who were prescribed an antidepressantLikelihood of being prescribed antidepressant
Patients with co-morbidityPatients without co-morbidityUnadjusted ORModel 1
Adjusted OR1
(95% CI)
Model 2
Adjusted OR1
(95% CI)
(%) (%)

Coronary heart disease84/202 (41.6)749/2242 (33.4)1.419
(1.058–1.903)*
1.028
(0.753–1.404)
1.191
(0.864–1.643)
Cerebrovascular disease56/99 (56.6)777/2345 (33.1)2.628
(1.750–3.947)*
1.781
(1.159–2.739)*
1.762
(1.124–2.762)*
Diabetes mellitus82/174 (47.1)751/2270 (33.1)1.803
(1.322–2.459)*
1.342
(0.968–1.860)
1.317
(0.936–1.855)
Cancer108/351 (30.8)725/2093 (34.6)0.829
(0.657–1.070)
0.652
(0.505–0.842)*
0.745
(0.572–0.969)*
Congestive heart failure59/113 (52.2)774/2331 (33.2)2.198
(1.504–3.211)*
1.431
(0.951–2.154)
1.652
(1.082–2.521)*
Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease34/68 (50.0)799/2376 (33.6)1.974
(1.218–3.199)*
1.612
(0.986–2.638)
1.950
(1.188–3.200)*
Any comorbidity267/708 (37.7)566/1736 (32.6)1.252
(1.043–1.502)*
0.878
(0.709–1.086)
1.007
(0.807–1.257)

1Odds ratio for patients who had a co-morbidity compared to patients who did not have co-morbidity.
Model 1: adjusted for patient age and gender.
Model 2: adjusted for patient age and gender, as well as for physician specialisation and type of depression.