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Table 3 Mean Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale depression score: Comparison of asthma population survey data with Sheffield Health and Illness Prevalence Survey (SHAIPS) findings for the same six practices

From: Anxiety and panic fear in adults with asthma: prevalence in primary care

   Total Males Females
All ages Asthma 4.70 4.64 4.72
  SHAIPS (6 practices) 3.58 3.62 3.55
  p-value <0.001 <0.01 <0.001
18–34 Asthma 3.34 3.33 3.36
  SHAIPS (6 practices) 3.02 2.73 3.23
  p-value = 0.298 = 0.212 = 0.763
35–44 Asthma 3.39 2.92 3.73
  SHAIPS (6 practices) 3.45 3.38 3.51
  p-value = 0.882 = 0.498 = 0.708
45–54 Asthma 6.24 6.66 6.02
  SHAIPS (6 practices) 4.18 4.60 3.85
  p-value <0.001 = 0.025 <0.001
55–64 Asthma 6.44 6.97 6.12
  SHAIPS (6 practices) 4.21 4.48 3.97
  p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.01