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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in MBCT and WLC Intention to treat sample

From: The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on risk and protective factors of depressive relapse – a randomized wait-list controlled trial

VariableTotal sample (n = 64)MBCT (n = 31)WLC (n = 33) 
 Demographic characteristicsp
Women: n (%)47 (73.4)22 (71)25 (75.8)0.665
Age (in years) 
 M (SD)40.1 (12.80)40.7 (13.19)39.5 (12.61)0.304
 Range20–7120–6323–71 
Marital status n (%)0.857
 Single21 (32.8)11 (35.5)10 (30.3) 
 Married or cohabiting40 (62.5)19 (61.3)21 (63.6) 
 Separated, divorced, or widowed3 (4.7)1 (3.2)2 (6.1) 
Occupational status: n (%)0.269
 Work full time35 (54.7)18 (58.1)17 (51.5) 
 Work part time4 (6.3)3 (9.7)1 (3.0) 
 Sick leave3 (4.7)2 (6.5)1 (3.0) 
 Unemployed/Social security9 (14.1)3 (9.7)6 (18.2) 
 Student11 (17.2)5 (16.1)6 (18.2) 
 Other2 (3.1) 2 (6.1) 
Level of education: n (%)0.306
 High school and/or vocational qualification15 (23.4)9 (29)6 (18.2) 
 University degree/professional qualification49 (76.6)22 (71)27 (81.8) 
 Psychiatric characteristics
Depression
 HAM-D score: M (SD)7.77 (5.38)8.29 (5.47)7.27 (5.34)0.225
 BDI-II score: M (SD)12.80 (8.09)13.23 (8.49)12.40 (7.81)0.579
Depression diagnosis at intake: n (%)
 In full remission26 (40.6)11 (35.5)15 (45.5) 
 In partial remission19 (29.7)11 (35.5)8 (24.2) 
 Moderate depression19 (29.7)9 (29)10 (30.3) 
  ≥ 10 episodes: n (%)25 (39.1)12 (38.7)13 (39.4)0.955
Time (in months) since last depressive
 episode: M (SD)17.97 (44.8)13.81 (26.0)21.88 (57.2)0.351
Suicide risk: n (%)
 Low27 (42.2)14 (45.2)13 (39.4)0.641
 Moderate2 (3.1)1 (3.2)1 (3)0.964
 Antidepressive medication (n %)18 (28.1)9 (29)9 (27.3)0.876
Comorbidity: n (%)
 Panic disorder current3 (4.7)3 (9.7)0.067
 Agoraphobia9 (14.1)6 (19.4)3 (9.1)0.238
 Social Anxiety3 (4.7)1 (3.2)2 (6.1)0.592
 GAD12 (18.8)6 (19.4)6 (18.2)0.904