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Table 1 Psychiatrist and patient characteristics by type of treatment

From: Patient and prescriber perspectives on long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics and analysis of in-office discussion regarding LAI treatment for schizophrenia

Characteristic Patients on oral antipsychotics (n = 22) Patients on LAIs (n = 38)
Treating psychiatrists 9 11
 Years in practice, mean, (SD) 16.1 (8.5) 18.5 (8.2)
 Years in practice, median 18 25
Patients
Men, n (%) 9 (41) 20 (53)
Women, n (%) 13 (59) 18 (47)
Age, y, mean 45.7 38.9
Time since diagnosis, n (%)
 ≥10 y 14 (64) 22 (58)
 >5–10 y 1 (4.5) 5 (13)
 >1–5 y 6 (27) 10 (26)
 6–12 months NA 1 (3)
 Unknown 1 (4.5) NA
Previous psychiatric hospitalization, n (%) 17 (77) 33 (87)
Number of previous injections for patients currently on LAI, mean NA 2.69
  1. LAI, long-acting injectable antipsychotic; SD, standard deviation; y, years.