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Table 1 Characteristics of patient populations at entry for seven study areas in four countries

From: Schizophrenia and quality of life: a one-year follow-up in four EU countries

  Lille Lyon La Verrière St Etienne Dublin Lisbon Granada Total p
Number of patients 48 45 27 50 64 50 84 368  
Males (%) 65 73 63 78 61 82 75 70 N.S
≤ 35 years 50 36 37 57 25 56 58 46.7 0.01
Mean age at 1st contact with services 20 (4.5) 21 (6.8) 24 (4.5) 22 (5.0) 26 (6.7) 23 (6.3) 23 (6.4) 23 N.S
In-patient (%) 12 27 22 28 3 0 4 12 0.00
Never married (%) 72.5 83 89 82 67 86 82 80 0.05
Sheltered accommodation* (%) 13 19 11 12 3 0 1.2 5.8 0.00
Private accommodation (%) 78 73 89 86 81 100 99 86.4 0.01
Regular wages (%) 9 10.5 11 4 12.5 16 11 11 0.00
On social benefit or pension (%) 73 76 74 83 67 24 65 65 0.00
  1. * Homeless: 15.6% Dublin, 4 % Saint Etienne, 0% elsewhere