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Table 1 General characteristics of the study sample

From: Conformance to schizophrenia treatment guidelines in North West-Bank, Palestine: focus on antipsychotic dosing and polytherapy

Variable N(%) or median (Q1–Q3) or mean ±SD
Gender  
  -Male 182 (73.8%)
  -Female 68 (27.2%)
Age (years) 41.9± 11.8
Age category  
  -Less than 30 43 (17.2%)
  -30 – 40 76 (30.4%)
  -40 – 50 80 (32%)
  -> 50 51 (20%)
Residence  
  -City 105(42%)
  -Village/camp 145 (58%)
Education  
  -School education or less 213 (85.2%)
  -College education 37 (14.8%)
Marital Status  
  -Married 138 (55.2%)
  -Single/divorced 112 (44.8%)
Smoker  
  -Yes 153 (61.2%)
  -No 97 (38.8%)
Occupation  
  -Not working 219 (87.6%)
  -Working 31 (12.4%)
Duration of psychiatric illness (years) 15 (Q1 – Q3: 9 – 20)
- ≤ 10 years 89 (35.6%)
- > 10 years 161 (64.4%)
Number of psychiatric hospitalization 1 (Q1 – Q3: 0 – 2)
  1. Abbreviations: Q1–Q3 lower quartile–upper quartile, SD standard deviation.