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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and related disorders (N = 494)

From: Recording of cardiovascular risk factors by general practitioners in patients with schizophrenia

Sociodemographic characteristics Patients N (%)
Gender
 Male 327 (66.3%)
 Female 167 (33.8%)
Age
 15–44 265 (53.6%)
 45–64 205 (41.5%)
 > 65 24 (4.9%)
Marital status
 Single 349 (70.6%)
 Married/civil partnership/cohabiting 90 (18.2%)
 Separated/divorced/widowed 55 (11.1%)
Educational level
 No formal education and/or illiterate 81 (16.4%)
 Primary school 237 (48%)
 Secondary school 126 (25.5%)
 Higher education (bachelor’s degree) 50 (10.1%)
Living arrangements
 Alone 54 (10.9%)
 With parents/other relatives or friends 281 (56.9%)
 Own family 102 (20.6%)
 Sheltered accommodation 52 (10.5%)
 Homeless 5 (1.0%)
Employment status
 Employed 76 (15.4%)
 Unemployed 85 (17.2%)
 Student 29 (5.9%)
 Carer or househusband/housewife 30 (6.1%)
 Receiving welfare benefits 212 (42.9%)
 Temporary work disability 62 (12.6%)
Type of living area
 Urban 430 (87.1%)
 Rural 64 (12.9%)
Living within a socioeconomically deprived area
 No 437 (88.5%)
 Yes 57 (11.5%)
Clinical characteristics
ICD-10 clinical diagnosis
 F20 Schizophrenia 346 (70%)
 F22 Persistent delusional disorders 53 (10.7%)
 F23 Acute and transient psychotic disorders 46 (7.3%)
 F25 Schizoaffective disorders 36 (9.3%)
 F21, F24, F28, F29 Schizotypal disorder, Induced delusional disorder, other non-organic psychotic disorders and unspecified non-organic psychosis 13 (2.6%)
Global level of severity
 Level I (low severity) 157 (31.8%)
 Level II 189 (38.2%)
 Level III (high severity) (Missing data:63) 85 (17.2%)
Total 494 (100%)