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Table 3 Sex differences in adherence to antipsychotic medication, use of depot antipsychotics, psychotic symptoms, relapse and admittances to hospital through two years in recent onset schizophrenia

From: Non-adherence to antipsychotic medication, relapse and rehospitalisation in recent-onset schizophrenia

  Adherence with oral or depot antipsychotics Adherence with oral antipsychotics Use of depot antipsychotics
  Good Not good Chi Squ P Good Not good Chi Squ P Not use Use P
Men N = 31 N = 18 N = 13    N = 15 N = 16    N = 24 N = 7  
Persistent psychotic 2 (11%) 7 (54%) 6,69 ,010 1 (7%) 8 (50%) 7,06 ,008 5 (21%) 4 (57%) ,15 F
Relapse 3 (17%) 8 (62%) 6,64 ,010 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 6,23 ,013 7 (29%) 4 (57%) ,21 F
Admitted to hospital 4 (22%) 7 (54%) 3,30 ,069 4 (27%) 7 (44%) 0,99 ,320 7 (29%) 4 (57%) ,21 F
Women N = 19 N = 16 N = 3    N = 13 N = 6    N = 14 N = 5  
Persistent psychotic 4 (25%) 0 (0%)   1,0 F 3 (23%) 1 (17%)   1,0 F 3 (21%) 1 (20%) 1,0 F
Relapse 3 (19%) 3 (100%)   ,021 F 1 (8%) 5 (83%)   ,003 F 2 (14%) 4 (80%) ,017 F
Admitted to hospital 6 (38%) 3 (100%)   ,087 F 5 (38%) 4 (67%)   ,350 F 6 (43%) 3 (60 %) ,628 F
  1. F = Fischers exact test