Table 6

Prevalence rates of anxiety and depression in our sample compared to a reference population

Anxietya

Depressionb


Sample

Sample %

Referencec %

Quotient Sample/Ref.

Sample %

Referencec %

Quotient Sample/Ref.


Total

18.0

5.9

3.1

20.5

15.8

1.3


Female

14.5

7.4

1.9

15.3

16.6

0.9


Male

23.7

3.9

6.1

28.9

14.8

2.0


a Anxiety was assessed with the anxiety subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Subjects with scores of ≥ 11 points were found to have anxiety [40].

b Depression was assessed with the depression subscale of the HADS. Subjects with scores of ≥ 9 points were found to have depression [40].

c Reference. Hinz and Schwarz (2000) estimated the prevalence rates of anxiety and depression in a representative sample of the adult population of Germany.

Kurre et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-12-2

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