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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of patients of patients who were Aware vs. Unaware of ECT as a treatment modality

From: Awareness and perceptions of electroconvulsive therapy among psychiatric patients: a cross-sectional survey from teaching hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan

  Aware Unaware
  N (%) N (%)
Age (Years)     
16–25 33 24 11 22
26–35 33 24 13 26
36–45 30 21 11 22
46–55 28 20 5 10
56–65 12 9 5 10
> 66 4 3 5 10
Marital status     
Single 39 28 13 26
Married 97 69 36 72
Widowed/Divorced 4 3 1 2
Occupation     
Unemployed 25 18 5 10
Unskilled 5 4 0 0
Skilled 7 5 2 4
Businessman 14 10 2 4
Professional 32 23 8 16
Housewife 41 29 24 48
Student 12 9 4 8
Retired 3 2 2 4
Monthly Income (in US$)     
< 85 16 11 5 10
85–160 22 16 8 16
160–330 22 16 8 16
330–500 20 14 4 8
> 500 34 24 10 20