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Table 1 Participant demographic and baseline characteristics by group

From: Results of a pilot randomised controlled trial to measure the clinical and cost effectiveness of peer support in increasing hope and quality of life in mental health patients discharged from hospital in the UK

Characteristics Peer support (n-23) Care-as-usual (n = 23)
Female   7 (30.4 %) 3 (13.0 %)
Male   16 (69.6 %) 20 (87.0 %)
Age - mean years (sd)   34.13 (10.27) 23.36 (10.15)
Age - range   20-55 22-57
Ethnicity Black African 7 2
  Black Caribbean 1 7
  Black other 5 2
  Mixed race 4 1
  White UK/Irish 5 7
  White other 1 1
  Chinese 0 1
  Bangladeshi 0 1
Living status Alone 12 (52.1 %) 14 (60.9 %)
  With others 6 6
  Missing 5 3
Accommodation Local authority/HA 8 (34.8 %) 8 (34.8 %)
  Supported 5 2
  No fixed address 6 4
  Hostel 0 2
  Own home 1 3
  Rented home 1 3
  Family home 2 0
  Missing 0 1
MHA status Informal 15 (65.2 %) 14 (60.9 %)
  Formal 7 9
  Missing 1 0
Diagnosis (primary) Paranoid schizophrenia 8 (34.8 %) 7 (30.4 %)
  Depression 6 2
  Bipolar disorder 3 7
  Psychosis 2 1
  Schizophrenia 1 3
  Schizo-affective disorder 1 1
  Personality disorder 1 1
  Unconfirmed 1 1
Admissions last year None 11 9
  1 to 3 10 11
  Missing 2 3
Total admissions None 4 6
  1 to 3 11 10
  4 + 7 7
  Missing 1 0