Table 4

Mean GP contact rates for patients with or without a depression diagnosis in 54 CMR practices from April 1998 until 2000.

GP contacts (95% CI)
Diagnosis1998–19991999–20002000–2001
In year of first diagnosis of depression for people with depressionAll causes7.10 (7.08 to 7.12)7.13 (7.11 to 7.14)7.10 (7.08 to 7.12)
Depression2.54 (2.53 to 2.55)2.45 (2.44 to 2.46)2.52 (2.51 to 2.53)
In year after first diagnosis of depression (persistent or recurrent) for people with depressionAll causes5.73 (5.71 to 5.75)5.50 (5.47 to 5.52)
Depression1.17 (1.16 to 1.18)1.05 (1.04 to 1.06)
For people with no diagnosis of depressionAll causes2.65 (2.64 to 2.66)2.75 (2.74 to 2.76)2.78 (2.77 to 2.80)