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Table 2 Summary of clinical and demographic characteristics of relatives and HPs

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

  n%
Relatives HPs
Age - mean(σX) 60.08 (8.43) 43.17 (8.82)
Highest level of education
 Secondary 4 (33.33) 0
 Further 4 (33.33) 0
 Higher 4 (33.33) 12 (100)
Employment status
 FT 2 (16.67) 8 (66.67)
 P/T 4 (33.33) 4 (33.33)
 Retired 6 (50) 0
Gender
 Female 7 (58.33) 7 (58.33)
 Male 5 (41.67) 5 (41.67)
Ethnic origin
 White British 11 (91.67) 11 (91.67)
 White any other 1 (8.33) 0
 Indian 0 1 (8.33)
Marital Status
 Single 1 (8.33) 1 (8.33)
 Married 10 (83.33) 7 (58.33)
 Cohabiting 1 (8.33) 1 (8.33)
 Separated 0 1 (8.33)
Living arrangements
 Partner only 9 (75) 5 (41.67)
 Partner plus children 1 (8.33) 5 (41.67)
 Alone 2 (16.67) 1 (8.33)
 Children only 0 1 (8.33)
Indices of Deprivation by postcode 2010*
 lower quartile (least deprived) 3 (25) 3 (25)
 mid low quartile 3 (25) 3 (25)
 mid upper quartile 4 (33.33) 3 (25)
 upper quartile (most deprived) 2 (16.67) 3 (25)
 IQR** 3.41 21.5
Religion or belief
 Atheism 1 (8.33) 6 (50)
 Buddhism 0 1 (8.33)
 Christianity 8 (66.67) 3 (25)
 Church of England 1 (8.33) 1 (8.33)
 Hinduism 0 1 (8.33)
 None 2 (16.67) 0
  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