Table 2—

Comparison of mean health care use among depressed and nondepressed individuals with diabetes (U.S. 1996)

Utilization categoryDepressed
nMean utilizationnMean utilization
Ambulatory visits851270870.0001
Emergency department visits29114410.1624
Hospital inpatient days23114710.8983
Number of prescription medications854371721<0.0001
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    * P value for mean log 10-transformed use adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, health insurance, and comorbidity.