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Research Article

Depression Symptoms and Risk Factors in Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Multisite Cross-Sectional Prevalence Survey

Table 3

Demographic and clinical characteristics for sample population (data are presented as number and percentage unless otherwise specified).

Total

Demographic
Gender (male)184 (52.6%)
Age, median (IQR)49.0 (31.5–66.5)
Country of birth
 Australia248 (70.9%)
 Europe60 (17.1%)
 Asia22 (6.3%)
 Middle East and North Africa8 (2.3%)
 Oceania7 (2.0%)
 North America2 (0.6%)
 Sub-Saharan Africa2 (0.6%)
 Unknown1 (0.3%)
Marital status
 Married134 (38.3%)
 Single/never married131 (37.4%)
 Widowed33 (9.4%)
 Separated/divorced32 (9.1%)
 De facto17 (4.9%)
 Unknown3 (0.9%)
Socioeconomic status (concession card holder)121 (34.6%)
Mode of arrival (ambulance)150 (42.9%)
Triage score
 110 (2.9%)
 244 (12.6%)
 3139 (39.7%)
 4138 (39.4%)
 519 (5.4%)
Modal presenting complaintAbdominal pain
Modal discharge diagnosisMusculoskeletal fracture/injury
ED length of stay, median (IQR)297 (193–456)

SCQ
Heart disease70 (20.0%)
Hypertension102 (29.1%)
Lung disease82 (23.4%)
Diabetes38 (10.9%)
Ulcer or stomach disease95 (27.1%)
Kidney disease44 (12.6%)
Liver disease20 (5.7%)
Anaemia or other blood diseases56 (16.0%)
Cancer49 (14.0%)
Depression119 (34.0%)
Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis110 (31.4%)
Back pain173 (49.4%)
Rheumatoid arthritis17 (4.9%)
Other medical problems210 (60.0%)

Personal and family history survey
Depression diagnosis114 (32.6%)
Anxiety diagnosis123 (35.1%)
Other mood disorder diagnoses6 (1.7%)
Other mental illness diagnoses7 (2.0%)
Current use of antidepressants54 (15.4%)
Discussion of mental health with local doctor136 (38.9%)
Seen mental health service provider in past 6 months60 (17.1%)
Smoking
 Current83 (23.7%)
 Former59 (16.9%)
Alcohol212 (60.6%)
Family history of depression121 (34.6%)
Family history of anxiety83 (23.7%)
Family history of other mood disorders35 (10.0%)
Family history of other mental illnesses39 (11.1%)

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