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Table 6 BRIDGE study: Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics for 132 African American patients

From: A cluster randomized trial of standard quality improvement versus patient-centered interventions to enhance depression care for African Americans in the primary care setting: study protocol NCT00243425

Characteristic Number of patients (%) Mean
(standard deviation)
Age, years, mean (SD)   46.4 (11.1)
Gender, female 105 (79.6)  
Ethnicity   
   Hispanic 5 (3.8)  
   Non-Hispanic 127 (96.2)  
Marital status, married 36 (27.3)  
Education   
   < High school graduate 12 (9.0)  
   High school 65 (49.2)  
   Some college 50 (37.9)  
   College graduate 5 (3.8)  
Annual household income   $41,393 ($26,840)
Employed   
   Full-time/part-time 77 (58.3)  
   Other1 55 (41.7)  
Healthcare insurance Payer 117 (88.6)  
   Medicaid 21 (18.0)  
   Medicare 25 (21.4)  
   Other 82 (70.1)  
CES-D score   29.84 (14.09)
MOS-SF-12, physical component   42.13 (13.2)
MOS-SF-12, mental component   36.18 (12.6)
Comorbid medical condition   
   Diabetes 46 (34.9)  
   Hypertension 72 (54.6)  
   Trouble breathing 33 (25.0)  
   Back problems 40 (30.3)  
   Arthritis/rheumatism 56 (42.4)  
Had one or more disability days in last two weeks 74 (56.1)  
Taking antidepressant medication 101 (76.5)  
Treated for depression at most recent visit 65 (49.2)  
  1. 1Other = Retired, disabled, keeping house, attending school, or unemployed