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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

From: Impact of gender, depression severity and type of depressive episode on efficacy and safety of escitalopram: an observational study on major depressive disorder patients in southern India

Characteristic, N = 148*
Female, n (%) 87 (58.8)
Male, n (%) 61 (41.2)
Ethnicity South Indian
Age in years, mean ± SD 42.2 ± 10.7
Patients experiencing first episode, n (%) 102 (68.9)
Patients experiencing recurrent episode n (%), 46 (31.1)
HDRS-17 score, mean ± SD 22.56 ± 3.22
MADRS score, mean ± SD 33.22 ± 4.23
CGI-S score, n (%)
 4 = Moderately ill 47 (31.5)
 5 = Markedly ill 52 (34.9)
 6 = Severely ill 49 (32.9)
Patients having suicidal ideation, n (%) 23 (15.5)
Patients having suicidal tendency, n (%) 0(0)
  1. *N - Total number of study subjects