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Table 1
Prevalence of major depressive episode in previous 12 months among employed 25 to 64 year-olds

  '000 %
Total 489.0 3.7
Sex
Men (ref) 184.6 2.6
Women 304.3 5.11
Age
25 to 44 317.2 4.1
45 to 64 (ref) 171.8 3.2
Occupation
White-collar 264.6 3.91
Sales or service 107.9 4.61
Blue-collar (ref) 77.6 2.5
Weekly work hours
1 to 29 90.5 5.71
30 to 40 (ref) 273.5 4.1
Over 40 124.3 2.61
Work schedule
Regular day (ref) 331.7 3.5
Regular evening or night 48.1E 5.6E1
Irregular or rotating shift 109.2 4.0
High self-perceived work stress
Yes 260.5 6.01
No (ref) 216.6 2.5
Marital status
Married or common-law (ref) 292.7 3.0
Divorced, separated or widowed 98.8 7.51
Single (never married) 96.5 5.01
Education
High school graduation or less (ref) 151.5 3.5
Some postsecondary 35.5E 4.2E
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 296.4 3.8
Household income
Lowest, lower-middle or middle 114.6 4.71
Upper-middle or highest (ref) 344.1 3.4
Chronic condition
Yes 328.2 4.91
No (ref) 159.8 2.5
Body Mass Index category
Underweight or normal (ref) 241.0 4.0
Overweight 162.3 3.5
Obese 77.5 3.4
Anxiety disorder in past 12 months
Yes 108.3 20.01
No (ref) 357.4 2.9
Anxiety disorder in lifetime, but not in past 12 months
Yes 46.4 5.01
No (ref) 311.0 2.7
Alcohol or drug dependence in past 12 months
Yes 28.7E 9.31
No (ref) 458.6 3.6
1 Significantly different from the reference group (ref) at less than the 0.05 level.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, cycle 1.2; Mental Health and Well-being, 2002