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Table 1 Participant characteristics at baseline

From: Economic evaluation of a dietary intervention for adults with major depression (the “SMILES” trial)

   Total Dietary Support n = 33 Social Support n = 34
Age, mean (S.D.) years mean (S.D.) 40.3 (13.1) 37.4 (10.7) 43.0 (14.6)
Sex, female % (n) 71.6% (48) 61.8% (21) 81.8% (27)
Post-secondary school education % (n) 51.5% (34) 51.5% (17) 51.5% (17)
Household income >$80,000/year % (n) 23.1%(15) 25%(8) 21.2% (7)
Covered by private health insurance % (n) 50% (32) 50%(16) 50% (16)
Hours of paid work per week mean (S.D.) 17.7 (17.4) 14.65 (14.9) 20.6 (19.2)
Utility value mean (S.D.) 0.407 (0.118) 0.390 (0.129) 0.423 (0.104)
Health sector costsa mean (S.D.) $569 ($1377) $340 ($391) $790 ($1881)
  median $212 $212 $214
Societal costsa* mean (S.D.) $2228 ($5649) $1037 ($1438) $3384 (7683)
  median $590 $564 $620
  1. acosts refer to the month prior to the participant starting the trial
  2. *denotes significant differences at p < 0.05