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Table 2 Status of the schizophrenia cohort after 5 years of follow-up in Butajira, Ethiopia

From: Five-year mortality in a cohort of people with schizophrenia in Ethiopia

Characteristics Men (N = 252) Women (N = 55) Total
(N = 307)
  No. % No. % No. %
Alive: completed 5-year follow up 180 71.4 42 13.7 222 72.3
Refusal 9 3.6 0 0 9 2.9
Out migrated 9 3.6 2 0.65 11 3.6
Vagrant 6 2.4 1 0.32 7 2.3
Untraceable 1 0.4 0 0 1 0.3
Deceased: 34 13.5 4 7.3 38 12.4
Infection: malaria, TB... 15 44.1 3 75 18 47.4
Severe malnutrition 5 14.7 0 0 5 13.2
Suicide 4 11.8 0 0 4 10.5
Hit by Car 1 2.9 1 25 2 5.3
Other natural causes 6 15.8 0   6 15.9
Unknown 3 7.9    3 7.9
   Relation with mental illness       
Caused 9 26.5 0 0 9 23.7
Related 11 32.4 1 25 12 31.6
Independent 9 26.5 2 50 11 28.9
Undetermined 5 14.7 1 25 6 15.8
   Place of death       
Home 27 79.4 3   30 78.9
Health facility 2 5.9 1   3 7.9
Other places 5 14.7 0   5 13.2
   GAF score around death       
< 60 27 79.4 2 50 29 76.3
≥ 60 2 5.9 1 25 3 7.9
unknown 5 14.7 1 25 6 15.8
   MSE around death       
Remission 2 5.9 0 0 2 5.3
Partial remission 7 20.6 1 25 8 21.0
In episode 23 67.6 3 75 26 68.4
Undetermined 2 5.9 0 0 2 5.3