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Table 1 Socio-demographic, clinical and social functioning characteristics of the sample at the baseline

From: Gender differences in coerced patients with schizophrenia

  Total sample Female Male p
N = 522 (%) N = 231 (%) N = 291 (%)
Age (mean±SD) 38.1 ± 11.1 41.1 ± 10.8 35.7 ± 10.8 t-test, p < .001
Type of schizophrenia
Paranoid schizophrenia 365 (70.0) 148 (64.0) 217 (74.6) Χ 2  = 14.441, df = 6, p = .025
Psychiatric hospitalization in the past 389 (74.5) 178 (79.5) 211 (74.0) Χ 2  = 2.052, df = 1, p = .152
Marital status
Single 319 (61.1) 95 (41.2) 224 (77.0) Χ 2  = 75.514, df = 3, p < .001
Employment status
Unemployed 186 (35.6) 67 (29.2) 119 (41.0) Χ 2  = 24.969, df = 6, p < .001
Housing situation
Live on their own 311 (59.6) 205 (70.5) 106 (46.1) Χ 2  = 46.516, df = 5, p < .001
BPRS total score (mean±SD) 56.5 ± 14.7 58.9 ± 14.5 54.6 ± 14.0 t-test, p = .004
GAF score (mean±SD) 28.6 ± 12.9 26.2 ± 12.8 30.5 ± 12.7 t-test, p < .001