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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Are old-old patients with major depression more likely to relapse than young-oldpatients during continuation treatment with escitalopram?

  Patients aged 65-74 yearsa (n = 254) Patients aged ≥75 years (n = 151)
Mean age in years (SD) 69 (3) 79 (4)
Sex (n, % women) 193 (76%) 120 (79%)
BMI in kg/m2 (SD) 26.5 (4.2) 25.8 (4.0)
Mean duration of current MDE in weeks (SD) 16.3 (15.1) 16.6 (16.5)
Mean age at MDD onset in years (range) 62 (18-74) 71 (12-90)
First episode (n, %) 67 (26.4%) 51 (33.8%)
Co-morbid diseases/patient (mean ± SD) 3.1 (2.1)* 3.7 (2.3)
MADRS total score (mean ± SD) 31.1 (5.0) 30.9 (4.1)
CGI-S (mean ± SD) 4.9 (0.7) 4.8 (0.7)
  1. a all patients were at least 65 years of age
  2. BMI: body mass index, CGI-S: Clinical Global Impression - Severity of illness, MADRS: Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale, MDE: major depressive episode; SD: standard deviation * p < 0.05 versus patients aged ≥75 years