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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Patient characteristics in a return to work programme for common mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

  Regular outpatients N = 86 Return to work N = 270 Significance testing Chi-square (sig.)
N (%) N (%)
Socio-demographics
 Age (years) 18–29 38 (44.2 %) 53 (19.6 %) 23.065 (0.000)***
30–39 31 (36.0 %) 119 (44.1 %)
40–49 7 (8.1 %) 57 (21.1 %)
50– 10 (11.6 %) 41 (15.2 %)
 Gender Men 36 (41.9 %) 83 (30.7 %) 3.624 (0.057)
Women 50 (58.1 %) 187 (69.3 %)
 Marital status Living alone 58 (69.0 %) 136 (50.6 %) 8.841 (0.003)**
Living with partner 26 (31.0 %) 133 (49.4 %)
 Children Yes 13 (15.3 %) 86 (32.0 %) 8.916 (0.003)**
 Education Comprehensive school (1–9 years) 6 (7.0 %) 15 (5.6 %) 2.354 (0.502)
Secondary/vocational school (10–12 years) 27 (31.4 %) 80 (29.7 %)
College degree (13–16 years) 43 (50.0 %) 124 (46.1 %)
Higher university degree (>16 years) 10 (11.6 %) 50 (18.6 %)
 Income in NOK Under 200,000 49 (57.0 %) 32 (12.2 %) 76.124 (0.000)***
200,000–299,000 13 (15.1 %) 45 (17.2 %)
300,000–399,000 13 (15.1 %) 80 (30.5 %)
400,000 and over 11 (12.8 %) 105 (40.1 %)
 Work participation Fully working 13 (15.1 %) 123 (45.6 %) 25.599 (0.000)***
Partially working 5 (5.8 %) 55 (20.4 %) 9.862 (0.002)**
Full sick-leave 14 (16.3 %) 73 (27.0 %) 4.088 (0.043)*
No participation in the labour market 32 (37.2 %) 9 (3.3 %) 73.452 (0.000)***
School/studies 21 (24.4 %) 9 (3.3 %) 37.578 (0.000)***
Other 1 (1.2 %) 1 (0.4 %) 0.733 (0.392)
Use of health care services
 Visits to a GP in the past 12 months None 2 (2.3 %) 2 (0.7 %) 13.241 (0.004)**
1–2 22 (25.6 %) 35 (13.1 %)
3–4 24 (27.9 %) 58 (21.7 %)
5+ 38 (44.2 %) 172 (64.4 %)
 Visits to hospital (outpatient/inpatient) in the past 3 years None 41 (47.7 %) 160 (59.7 %) 6.624 (0.085)
1–2 29 (33.7 %) 80 (29.9 %)
3–4 12 (14.0 %) 17 (6.3 %)
5+ 4 (4.7 %) 11 (4.1 %)
 History of psychiatric treatment Yes 50 (58.1 %) 134 (49.8 %) 1.809 (0.179)
Outpatient clinic, <18 years 9 (10.5 %) 11 (4.1 %) 4.983 (0.026)*
Outpatient clinic, >18 years 23 (26.7 %) 44 (16.4 %) 4.592 (0.032)*
Private practice 16 (18.6 %) 78 (29.0 %) 3.615 (0.057)
Hospitalization 12 (14.0 %) 6 (2.2 %) 18.606 (0.000)***
Other 2 (2.3 %) 12 (4.5 %) 0.784 (0.376)
 Present medication (for psychiatric problems) Yes 40 (48.2 %) 87 (33.0 %) 6.319 (0.012)*
Antipsychotics 10 (12.0 %) 2 (0.8 %) 24.111 (0.000)***
Antidepressants 25 (30.1 %) 64 (24.2 %) 1.144 (0.285)
Anxiolytics 13 (15.7 %) 11 (4.2 %) 12.963 (0.000)***
Sleeping pills 11 (13.3 %) 23 (8.7 %) 1.473 (0.225)
Other 7 (8.4 %) 5 (1.9 %) 8.089 (0.004)**
  1. *Sig. p <0.05 **Sig. p <0.01 ***Sig. p <0.001