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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Comparative genome-wide association studies of a depressive symptom phenotype in a repeated measures setting by race/ethnicity in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis

  MESA1 HRS2
n = 6,335 n = 10,163
  European American African American Hispanic American Chinese American European American African American
n = 2,514 n = 1,603 n = 1,443 n = 775 n = 8,652 n = 1,511
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Depression score3            
Baseline CES-D4 8 (7.8) 7.6 (7.6) 9.9 (9.2) 6.3 (6.6) 1.2 (1.8) 1.2 (1.8)
Averaged CES-D 8.7 (7.4) 7.8 (6.7) 10.2 (8.5) 6.2 (5.6) 1.2 (1.3) 1.9 (1.6)
Age 62.6 (10.2) 62.2 (10.1) 61.4 (10.3) 62.4 (10.4) 58.4 (8.8) 56.8 (8.2)
Sex (%) n % n % n % n % n % n %
Male 1207 48.0 744 46.4 711 49.3 385 49.7 3,556 41.1 639 42.3
Site (%)             
Baltimore, MD 505 20.1 482 30.1 - - - - - - - -
Chicago, IL 526 20.9 258 16.1 - - 275 35.4 - - - -
Forsyth County, NC 548 21.8 425 26.5 3 0.2 - - - - - -
Los Angeles, CA 133 5.3 143 8.9 554 38.4 498 64.3 - - - -
New York, NY 209 8.3 295 18.4 431 29.9 2 0.3 - - - -
St. Paul, MN 593 23.6 - - 455 31.5 - - - - - -
Anti-depressant Use (%) 307 12.2 61 3.8 84 5.8 19 2.5 - - - -
Intraclass correlation          
Repeated Measures CES-D 0.60   0.44   0.57   0.57   0.48   0.51  
  1. 1Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, 2Health and Retirement Study, 3CES-D measured as 20-item sum in MESA and as 8-item sum in HRS, 4Center for Epidemiologic Studies - Depression