Table 2

Characteristics of study participants compared with the Australian general population

Participant characteristicCDAH study sampleAustralian general population
Current smokers*
    Men2334
    Women2026
Professional/managers
    Men51.740
    Women48.335
Overweight and obese
    Men6258
    Women3835
Antidepressant use43.6
Depression
    Men5.45.8
    Women11.710.1
  • Data are %.

  • *Current smokers include those who smoke daily or weekly.

  • †Overweight and obese includes individuals with a BMI ≥25 kg/m2.

  • ‡Depression assessment for the Australian general population was undertaken using the mood module of the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) instrument. Scoring to determine depression “caseness” used the PRIME-MD method for detection of DSM-IV diagnoses.