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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of residents with mental health problems and total sample

From: Do people living in disadvantaged circumstances receive different mental health treatments than those from less disadvantaged backgrounds?

DemographicsResidents with mental health problems (n = 2932)Total sample
(n = 6860)
N (%)
Age Group
18–24142 (4.8)731 (10.7)
25–34267 (9.1)1284 (18.7)
35–44362 (12.4)1076 (15.7)
45–54513 (17.5)1051 (15.3)
55–64570 (19.4)989 (14.4)
65–74566 (19.3)957 (14.0)
75+511 (17.4)762 (11.1)
Gender
Female1720 (58.7)3836 (55.9)
Male1212 (41.3)3024 (44.1)
Education1
Degree level319 (23.5)1020 (26.5)
Another qualification1039 (76.5)2822 (73.5)
Ethnicity
White2768 (94.7)6116 (89.5)
Mixed/Minority ethnic background158 (5.3)744 (10.5)
Living situation
Living alone1243 (42.4)2204 (32.1)
IMD Quintile
1130 (4.4)360 (5.2)
272 (2.5)250 (3.6)
3150 (5.1)384 (5.6)
4397 (13.5)1074 (15.7)
52183 (74.5)4792 (69.9)
Mental health problems2
Depression827 (28.2)1165 (17.0)
Anxiety665 (22.7)890 (13.0)
Mental health medication742 (27.7)856 (17.7)
Antidepressant usage721 (26.9)832 (17.2)
Antipsychotic usage78 (2.9)83 (1.7)
Psychological therapy276 (9.5)349 (5.1)
Mean (SD)
Age56 (18)48 (19)
PHQ-9 score7.0 (6.8) [0–27]4.7 (5.9) [0–27]
GAD-7 score5.5 (6.1) [0–21]3.6 (5.1) [0–21]
  1. LegendGAD-7 Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment 7; IMD Index of Multiple Deprivation; PHQ-9 Personalised Health Questionnaire 9
  2. 1Many participants did not provide an answer to this question (53.7%)
  3. 2Mental health problems were defined as when scores on the PHQ-9 or GAD-7 were 10 or higher
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