Table 3—

Ethnic differences in depression treatment for patients with high depressive symptoms (n = 56)

Treatment modality*WhitesAfrican AmericansLatinos/HispanicsOthers
Any treatment1.00.08 (0.01–0.69)0.29 (0.001–66.54)7.81 (0.50–121.58)
Antidepressant medication1.00.13 (0.02–0.80)0.56 (0.01–47.77)8.64 (0.75–99.68)
Mental health provider1.00.01 (0.001–0.24)0.004 (0.00–1.02)21.56 (1.08–429.03)
Herbal remedies1.00.88 (0.09–8.22)2.02 (0.11–36.37)
Alternative healers1.05.34 (0.36–78.56)1.09 (0.01–222.72)8.06 (0.26–255.00)
  • Data are odds ratio (95% CI).

  • * Logistic regression models controlling for site, sex, and health insurance status in all models. Whites were used as the reference group using effects coding.

  • P < 0.05.