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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample (N = 434)

From: Clinicians’ adherence to clinical practice guidelines for cardiac function monitoring during antipsychotic treatment: a retrospective report on 434 patients with severe mental illness

Variable  
Women, N (%) 218 (50.2)
Age (mean ± SD) 49.1 ± 14.7
Age of onset (mean ± SD) 30.1 ± 16.1
Age class, N (%)
  ≤ 20 years 0 (0.0)
 21-30 years 42 (9.7)
 31-40 years 91 (21.0)
  > 40 years 301 (69.4)
Illness duration >3 years, N (%) 371 (85.5)
Marital status, N (%)
 Single 237 (54.6)
 Married/Cohabiting 126 (29.0)
 Divorced 40 (9.2)
 Widowed 20 (4.6)
 NA 11 (2.5)
Employment, N (%)
 Employed 106 (24.4)
 Student 28 (6.5)
 Retired 79 (18.2)
 Unemployed 184 (42.4)
 NA 37 (8.5)
Main psychiatric diagnosis, N (%)
 Psychotic disorder 188 (43.3)
 Mood disorder 231 (53.2)
 Personality disorder 15 (3.5)
 Presence of secondary psychiatric diagnosis, N (%) 148 (34.1)
 Presence of comorbid somatic illnesses, N (%) 217 (50.0)
 Presence of cardiac comorbiditiesa, N (%) 20 (4.6)
 Presence of vascular comorbidities, N (%) 49 (11.3)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. NA not available
  3. a2 missing datas