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Table 4 Initiation and cessation of mental healthcare within 1 year of follow-up

From: Initiation and cessation of mental healthcare after mental health screening in primary care: a prospective cohort study

  Poor MH Moderate MH Good MH
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
  545 9.1 (8.4–9.9) 1478 24.8 (23.7–25.9) 3947 66.1 (64.9–67.3)
Mental healthcare at baseline
 Yes 179 32.8 (28.9–37.0) 218 14.7 (13.0–16.7) 171 4.3 (3.7–5.0)
 No 366 67.2 (63.0–71.1) 1260 85.3 (83.3–87.0) 3776 95.7 (95.0–96.3)
Initiation and cessation in follow-up period
Initiation of any mental healthcarea 106 29.0 (24.4–33.9) 146 11.6 (9.9–13.5) 193 5.1 (4.4–5.9)
Cessation of mental healthcareb 62 34.6 (27.7–42.1) 103 47.2 (40.5–54.1) 83 48.5 (40.1–56.3)
  1. Descriptive analyses are stratified on mental health screening status at the health check at Check Your Health, 2012–2015 (N = 5970)
  2. Poor MH: MCS ≤ 35.76. Moderate MH: MCS > 35.76 to < 48.26. Good MH: MCS ≥ 48.26. MCS: mental component summary (score from SF-12, v. 2, US norms of 1998). MH: Mental health. SF-12: 12-item Short Form Health Survey. Mental healthcare: psychometric testing by GP, talk therapy by GP, contact to psychologist, contact to psychiatrist, or psychotropic medication recorded in the Danish national health registers
  3. aAmong participants who did not receive mental healthcare at baseline
  4. bAmong participants who did receive mental healthcare at baseline