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Table 1 Description of the sample

From: Associations between multimorbidity and depression among breast cancer survivors within the UK Biobank cohort: a cross-sectional study

  Current depression (PHQ-2 ≥ 3)
N (%)
No current depression (PHQ-2 < 3)
N (%)
Total sample
N (%)
Age group
 40–44 19 (4.2%) 198 (2.5%) 217 (2.6%)
 45–49 49 (10.9%) 480 (6.0%) 529 (6.3%)
 50–54 79 (17.6%) 935 (11.7%) 1014 (12.0%)
 55–59 97 (21.6%) 1501 (18.8%) 1598 (18.9%)
 60–64 124 (27.6%) 2658 (33.3%) 2782 (33.0%)
 65–70 81 (18.0%) 2217 (27.7%) 2298 (27.2%)
Deprivation Quartile
 1 (most advantaged) 85 (18.9%) 2132 (26.7%) 2217 (26.3%)
 2 93 (20.7%) 2120 (26.5%) 2213 (26.2%)
 3 99 (22.1%) 2007 (25.1%) 2106 (25.0%)
 4 (least advantaged) 172 (38.3%) 1730 (21.7%) 1902 (22.5%)
Education Level
 Degree 112 (24.9%) 2413 (30.2%) 2525 (29.9%)
 Non-degree 337 (75.1%) 5576 (69.8%) 5913 (70.1%)
Ethnicity
 White 410 (91.3%) 7799 (97.6%) 8209 (97.3%)
 Non-white 39 (8.7%) 190 (2.4%) 229 (2.7%)
Marital/cohabitation status
 Living with spouse/partner 256 (57.0%) 5491 (68.7%) 5747 (68.1%)
 Not living with spouse/partner 193 (43.0%) 2498 (31.3%) 2961 (31.9%)
Diagnosed with cancer more than once
 No 328 (73.0%) 5761 (72.1%) 6089 (72.2%)
 Yes 121 (27.0%) 2228 (27.9%) 2349 (27.8%)
Number of years since original diagnosis of breast cancer
 Less than 1 year 35 (7.8%) 434 (5.4%) 469 (5.6%)
 1–3 years 85 (18.9%) 1374 (17.2%) 1459 (17.3%)
 3–5 years 68 (15.1%) 1093 (13.7%) 1161 (13.8%)
 5+ years 261 (58.1%) 5088 (63.7%) 5349 (63.4%)
Number of chronic health conditions
 0 115 (25.6%) 3006 (37.6%) 3121 (37.0%)
 1 128 (28.5%) 2651 (33.2%) 2779 (32.9%)
 2 96 (21.4%) 1427 (17.9%) 1523 (18.1%)
 3 54 (12.0%) 584 (7.3%) 638 (7.6%)
 4 34 (7.6%) 204 (2.6%) 238 (2.8%)
 5+ 22 (4.9%) 117 (1.5%) 139 (1.6%)
N 449 (5.3%) 7989 (94.7%) 8438 (100%)