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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of the number of cardiovascular risk factors recorded in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders (N = 494)

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

  W Wilconxon Estimate Standar error t value p value
Gender 30202.5     0.028
 Male
 Female
Age   0.024 0.004 6.757 p < 0.001
Marital status
 Single   Reference    
 Married/Civil partnership/Cohabiting   0.339 0.111 3.055 0.002
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed   0.250 0.136 1.836 0.067
Educational level
 No formal education and/or illiterate   Reference    
 Primary school   − 0.114 0.121 − 0.945 0.345
 Secondary school   − 0.307 0.134 − 2.291 0.022
 Higher education (Bachelor’s degree)   − 0.415 0.169 − 2.452 0.015
Living arrangements
 Homeless   Reference    
 Alone   0.522 0.439 1.189 0.235
 With parents / other relatives or friends   0.330 0.424 0.779 0.436
 Own family   0.643 0.430 1.494 0.136
 Sheltered accommodation   0.588 0.440 1.337 0.182
Employment status
 Receiving welfare benefits   Reference    
 Employed   − 0.358 0.124 − 2.889 0.004
 Unemployed   − 0.421 0.124 − 3.541 p < 0.001
 Student   − 0.465 0.183 − 2.537 0.012
 Carer or househusband/housewife   0.122 0.181 0.678 0.498
 Temporary work disability   − 0.457 0.134 − 3.421 p < 0.001
Type of area 16388.5     0.005
 Urban
 Rural
Living within a socioeconomically deprived area 10690     0.048
 Yes
 No
ICD-10 clinical diagnosis
 F20 schizophrenia   Reference    
 F21, F24, F28, F29 schizotypal disorder, induced delusional disorder, other non-organic psychotic disorders and unspecified non-organic psychosis   − 0.274 0.268 − 1.024 0.306
 F22 persistent delusional disorders   − 0.036 0.140 − 0.260 0.795
 F23 acute and transient psychotic disorders   − 0.159 0.149 − 1.068 0.286
 F25 schizoaffective disorders   0.091 0.166 0.548 0.584
Global level of severity
 Level III (high severity)   Reference    
 Level II   0.183 0.126 1.455 0.147
 Level I (low severity)   0.283 0.130 2.180 0.030
Number of visits to primary care centre   0.015 0.002 8.129 p < 0.001
Number of visits to general practitioner   0.026 0.003 8.140 p < 0.001
Number of visits to nurse   0.013 0.003 4.660 p < 0.001