Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the total study population and intervention group. Values are numbers (percentages)
Variable Category Variable Category General n (%) Intervention n (%) Control n (%)
Gender Women 206(89.2) 108 (90.8) 98 (87.5)
Age Mean (SD) 53.38(12.63) 52.29(11.77) 54.54 (13.44)
Nationality Spanish 215 (93.1) 111 (93.3) 104 (92.9)
Single 33 (14.3) 20(16.8) 13 (11.7)
Marital status * Married/cohabitant 119 (51.7) 65 (54.6) 54 (48.2)
Divorced/separed 41 (17.8) 23 (19.3) 18 (16.2)
Widow/widowed 37 (16.1) 11 (9.2) 26 (23.4)
Not completed primary education 27 (11.8) 14 (11.8) 13 (11.9)
Educational level Completed primary education 88 (38.6) 42 (35.3) 46 (42.2)
Secondary education 69 (30.3) 39 (32.8) 30 (27.5)
University 44 (19.3) 25 (20.8) 20 (18.3)
Nº Childrens 0 Children 63 (27.3) 31 (26.1) 32 (28.6)
1-2 Children 113 (48.9) 61 (51.3) 52 (46.4)
>=3Childrens 55 (23.8) 27 (22.7) 28 (25)
Self- Employed 97 (42.4) 56 (47.1) 41 (37.3)
Disability or permanent disability 20 (8.7) 9 (7.6) 11 (10)
Employment status Unemployed 32 (14) 18 (15.1) 14 (12.7)
Works at home 36 (15.7) 19 (16) 17 (15.5)
Retired 44 (19.2) 17 (14.3) 27 (24.5)
Alone 41 (17.9) 17 (14.2) 24 (21.8)
With childrens 32 (14) 17 (14.3) 15 (13.6)
With his/her partner 52 (22.7) 28 (23.5) 24 (21.8)
With his/her partner and children 66 (28.8) 36 (30.3) 30 (27.3)
Core coexistence With parents 13 (5.7) 8 (6.7) 5 (4.5)
With others family 11 (4.8) 8 (6.7) 3 (2.7)
With other people 8 (3.5) 3 (2.5) 5 (4.5)
Others 6 (2.6) 2 (1.7) 4 (3.6)
Permanent contract 74 (34.7) 43 (37.7) 31 (31.3)
Employment Economic status Temporary contract 8 (3.8) 3 (2.6) 5 (5.1)
Self-employment 14 (6.6) 7 (6.1) 7 (7.1)
Work without contract 12 (5.6) 9 (7.9) 3 (3)
Not work, but have a salary 77 (36.2) 39 (34.2) 38 (38.4)
Not work, not salary 28 (13.1) 13 (11.4) 15 (15.2)
Stressful event Yes 138 (63) 73 (65.2) 65 (60.7)
Medication: Antidepressant Yes 129 (55.8) 71 (55) 58 (45)
No 102 (44.2) 48 (47.1) 54 (52.9)
SSRI 105 (45.7) 60 (50.4) 45 (40.5)
Tricyclic 6 (2.6) 4 (1.7) 2 (0.9)
Dual 20 (8.7) 9 (7.6) 11 (9.9)
Medication: Anxiolytics Yes 125 (54.3) 67 (56.8) 58 (51.8)
Hypnotics Yes 11 (4.8) 7 (5.9) 4 (3.6)
Alternative treatment Yes 51 (22.1) 28 (23.5) 23 (20.5)
Medication: blood pressure Yes 70 (30.3) 32 (26.9) 38 (33.9)

Abbreviations: SD: standard deviation; SSRI: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.

* P value significant (p=0.030).

Casañas et al.

Casañas et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:230   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-230

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