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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 18032) according to contact with the specialized mental health care (SMHC) center

From: An explorative study of factors associated with treatment in specialized mental health care centers among GP patients in Norway

  Level Not treated in SMHC Treated in SMHC
n (%)   17197 (95.4) 835 (4.6)
Gender [n (%)] Female 9664 (56.2) 461 (55.2)
  Male 7533 (43.8) 374 (44.8)
Age [Mean (SD)]   40.3 (13.7) 37.9 (13.3)
Married [n (%)] No 9163 (53.3) 648 (77.6)
  Yes 8034 (46.7) 187 (22.4)
Immigrant [n (%)] No 7840 (45.6) 321 (38.4)
  Yes 9357 (54.4) 514 (61.6)
Direct Contacts [Median [min, max]]   3 [0, 98] 5 [0, 80]
Indirect Contacts [Median [min, max]]   2 [0, 107] 5 [0, 234]
Total Contacts [Median [min, max]]   5 [1, 124] 12 [1, 246]
Mental health problem [n (%)] No 14299 (83.1) 179 (21.4)
  Symptom 1571 (9.1) 132 (15.8)
  Diagnosis 1327 (7.7) 524 (62.8)
  1. Note. Direct contact: consultation with a GP at a GP center. Indirect contact: any other contact with the GP center, GP filling out forms, letter of referral, etc. Total contacts: the sum of direct and indirect contacts. Mental health problems were symptoms or diagnoses if a GP coded that the patient had any mental health symptoms or diagnoses during the 12-month period.