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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, SQOL, loneliness and time use of sample

From: Preferences for befriending schemes: a survey of patients with severe mental illness

CharacteristicSample (N = 201)
Age, M (SD)43.4 (10.7)
Gender (Male), N (%)132 (65.7)
Years since diagnosis, M (SD)15.3 (9.7)
Ethnicity, N (%)
 White55 (27.4)
 Black African36 (17.9)
 Black Caribbean28 (13.9)
 Bangladeshi20 (10.0)
 Black Other15 (7.5)
 Pakistani10 (5.0)
 Indian6 (3.0)
 Chinese2 (1.0)
 Other29 (14.4)
Employment, N (%)
 Unemployed167 (83.5)
 Paid employment16 (8.0)
 Training/education5 (2.5)
 Retired6 (3.0)
 Other6 (3.0)
Hours spent in employment (weekly), M (SD)2.2 (7.7)
Monthly Income (£), M (SD)776.9 (516.7)
Time Use (Hours)a, M (SD)3.1 (3.7)
Social Contactsb, M (SD)2.0 (2.2)
Lonelinessc, M (SD)2.6 (1.4)
Subjective Quality of Life (MANSA)d, M (SD)4.4 (1.1)
  1. aTime spent doing activities over the week prior to interview
  2. bNumber of social contacts in week prior to assessment, either face-to-face or via technology
  3. cScored from 1 (Not at all) to 5 (Extremely)
  4. dSatisfaction ratings range from 1 (couldn’t be worse) to 7 (couldn’t be better)