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Research Article

Gender Differences in Self-Reported Symptoms of Depression among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Table 1

Comparison of demographic and clinical health characteristics of acute coronary syndrome patients.

Variables Women ( )Men ( ) value

Age at consent0.0013*
 M (year) ± SD
 Range28–9629–9632–95
BMI0.2995
 M (lb/inch2) ± SD
 Range16.47–58.5716.47–61.3318.09–58.57
BDI Score (0–63)<0.0001*
 M ± SD
 Range0–480–480–43
Race0.0274*
 White485 (61.47)141 (56.85)344 (63.59)
 Black152 (19.26)63 (25.40)89 (16.45)
 Spanish/Hispanic Latino Descent123 (15.59)37 (14.92)86 (15.90)
 Some other race29 (3.68)7 (2.82)22 (4.07)
Marital Status<0.0001*
 Single, Divorced, Separated, Widowed272 (34.56)126 (51.01)146 (27.04)
 Married515 (65.44)121 (48.99)394 (72.96)
Living arrangement0.0098*
 Live with spouse or family member630 (79.95)184 (74.49)446 (82.44)
 Live alone158 (20.05)63 (25.51)95 (17.56)
Education<0.0001*
 ≤High school340 (43.26)129 (52.23)211 (39.15)
 Some college/vocational Technical217 (27.61)74 (29.96)143 (26.53)
 College degree and above229 (29.13)44 (17.81)185 (34.32)
Smoking0.0054*
 Yes, currently178 (22.62)54 (21.77)124 (23.01)
 Yes, but quit (≤1 year)290 (36.85)74 (29.84)216 (40.07)
 Never319 (40.53)120 (48.39)199 (36.92)
Alcohol<0.0001*
 Yes, currently364 (46.43)87 (35.22)277 (51.58)
 Yes, but quit (≤1 year)87 (11.10)14 (5.67)73 (13.59)
 Never333 (42.47)146 (59.11)187 (34.82)
Activity0.0002*
 More active354 (45.10)86 (34.82)268 (49.81)
 Less active218 (27.77)88 (35.63)130 (24.16)
 About same213 (27.13)73 (29.55)140 (26.02)
Depressed (BDI ≥14)208 (26.36)88 (35.48)120 (22.18)0.0001*
Depression questions
 Current antidepressant use108 (13.95)52 (21.31)56 (10.57)<0.0001*
 History of Depression feeling251 (32.39)107 (43.50)144 (27.22)<0.0001*
 History of depression diagnosis or treatment164 (21.19)78 (31.71)86 (16.29)<0.0001*

Note: values in parenthesis are percentages.
*Statistical significant at level of .

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