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Table 3 Prevalence of different degrees of depression according to the BDI scores

From: Interaction of physical function, quality of life and depression in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: characterization of a large patient cohort

Degree of depression BDI complete (range 0–63) BDI without somatic items (range 0–45)
  Range Prevalence (%) Range Prevalence (%)
No depressive symptoms BDI 0-8 19 % BDI 0-5 30 %
Minimal depressive symptoms BDI 9-13 24 % BDI 6-9 29 %
Mild depressive symptoms BDI 14-19 26 % BDI 10-13 16 %
Moderate depressive symptoms BDI 20-28 19 % BDI 14-20 18 %
Severe depressive symptoms BDI 29-63 12 % BDI 21-45 7 %
  1. BDI: Beck Depression Inventory