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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with mental disorders assisted by caregivers

From: Factors associated with the burden of family caregivers of patients with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

Variables n % 95.0% CIb
Sex
 Male 126 44.8 39.1–59.7
 Female 155 55.2 49.3–60.0
Age (years)
 ≤ 40 124 44.1 28.4–50.0
 41–60 124 44.1 28.4–50.0
 ≥ 60 33 11.7 8.5–16.0
Education (years)
 Low 157 55.9 50.0–61.6
 Average 107 38.1 32.6–43.9
 High 17 6.0 3.8–9.5
Marital status
 Without partner 210 74.7 69.3–79.5
 With partner 71 25.2 20.5–30.7
Medical diagnostic (CID-10)
 Anxiety 26 9.3 6.4–13.2
 Schizophrenia 109 38.8 33.3–44.6
 Bipolar Affective Disorder 56 19.9 15.7–25.0
 Depression 22 7.8 5.2–11.6
 Mental retardation 34 12.1 8.8–16.4
 Others 34 12.1 8.8–16.4
Crisisa
 No 213 75.8 70.5–80.5
 Yes 68 24.2 19.6–29.5
Internmenta
 No 275 97.9 95.4–99.0
 Yes 6 2.1 0.98–4.6
  Mean SD 95.0% CI
Duration of patient’s illness (years) 16.59 13.48 15.01–18.18
  1. aPrevious month
  2. b95.0% confidence interval
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