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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of PM and GM patients

From: Aggressive behavior and metacognitive functions: a longitudinal study on patients with mental disorders

  PM (N = 87) GM (N = 93) Testa p value
Age
 Mean (SD) 46.67 (10.2) 41.01 (9.36) F = 15.34 < 0.001
Gender
 Male (%) 69 (79.3) 66 (71.0) Χ2= 1.67 0.196
 Female (%) 18 (20.7) 27 (29.0)
Setting
 Outpatients (%) 47 (54.0) 54 (58.1) Χ2= 0.3 0.585
 Inpatients (%) 40 (46.0) 39 (41.9)  
Marital status
 Single (%) 33 (37.9) 36 (38.7) Χ2= 0.012 0.914
 Married or cohabitating (%) 54 (62.1) 57 (61.3)
Education
 Low (%) 67 (77.0) 57 (61.3) Χ2= 5.18 0.023
 Medium–high (%) 20 (23.0) 36 (38.7)
Employment
 Employed (%) 24 (27.6) 27 (29.7) Χ2= 0.10 0.759
 Unemployed (%) 63 (72.4) 64 (70.3)
Cohabiting
 Alone (%) 26 (33.8) 19 (23.8) Χ2= 5.53 0.063
 Family (%) 43 (55.8) 58 (72.5)
 Others (%) 8 (10.4) 3 (3.8)
Frequent social contacts
 Yes (%) 77 (80.2) 65 (78.3) Χ2= 0.097 0.755
 No (%) 19 (19.8) 18 (21.7)
Time spent doing nothing
 Up to 3 h a day (%) 32 (36.8) 43 (47.3) Χ2= 2 0.157
 More than 3 h a day (%) 55 (63.2) 48 (52.7)
Family support
 Present (%) 58 (69.9) 68 (78.2) Χ2= 1.52 0.218
 Absent (%) 25 (30.1) 19 (21.8)
Treatment collaboration
 Collaborative (%) 78 (90.7) 88 (96.7) Χ2= 2.74 0.098
 Not collaborative (%) 8 (9.3) 3 (3.3)
  1. aChi square test for the categorical variables and ANOVA for quantitative variables