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Table 1 Summary of clinical and demographic characteristics of service users’ interviews

From: A qualitative analysis of relatives’, health professionals’ and service users’ views on the involvement in care of relatives in Bipolar Disorder

  n%
Age - mean(σX) 47.36 (13.40)
Diagnosis
 BD I 9 (82)
 BD II 1 (9.09)
 Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar) 1 (9.09)
 Age at first mood disorder diagnosis - mean(σX) 27.18 (8.68)
 Age at diagnosis of bipolar disorder - mean(σX) 34.91 (12.05)
Number of previous episodes of depression
 1-6 5 (45.45)
 7-11 1 (9.09)
 12-29 1 (9.09)
 ≥30 4 (36.36)
Number of previous episodes of hypo/mania
 1-6 7 (63.64)
 7-11 2 (18.18)
 12-29 1 (9.09)
 ≥30 1 (9.09)
Number of previous hospitalisation
 0 2 (18.18)
 1-6 8 (72.73)
 7-11 1 (9.09)
Highest level of education
 Secondary 1 (9.09)
 Further 5 (45.45)
 Higher 5 (45.45)
Employment status
 P/T 2 (18.18)
 Retired 2 (18.18)
 Voluntary 2 (18.18)
 Unemployed 5 (45.45)
Gender
 Female 6 (54.55)
 Male 5 (45.45)
Ethnic origin
 White British 11 (100)
Marital Status
 Single 6 (54.55)
 Married 3 (27.27)
 Divorced 2 (18.18)
Living arrangements
 Partner only 2 (18.18)
 Alone 7 (63.64)
 Children only 1 (9.09)
 Parent/s only 1 (9.09)
Indices of Deprivation by postcode 2010*
 lower quartile (least deprived) 3 (27.27)
 mid low quartile 2 (18.18)
 median 1 (9.09)
 mid upper quartile 2 (18.18)
 upper quartile (most deprived) 3 (27.27)
 IQR** 28.248
Religion or belief
 Buddhism 1 (9.09)
 Christianity 5 (45.45)
 None 3 (27.27)
 Agnostic 2 (18.18)
  1. *Postcodes were converted to Lower Layer Super Output Areas and categorised into quartiles in keeping with the English Indices of Deprivation 2010 [71]
  2. **IQR = Q3 − Q1