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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of patients maintained on antipsychotics

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients receiving antipsychotics in Qatar: a cross sectional comparative study

Antipsychotics group (n = 112) Frequency Percentage
Type of antipsychotic
 FGA
 SGA
 Combination of both
15
76
21
13.4%
67.9%
18.8%
Hospitalized before
 Yes
 No
82
30
73.2%
26.8%
Suicide attempt
 Yes
 No
26
80
23.2%
71.4%
  Mean SD
Duration of illness (years) 12.6 9.37
Number of Hospitalizations 4.12 4.02
Total psychotropic medications taken/lifetime 4.36 2.81
  Mean IQRa
Dose of antipsychoticsb 689.52 405.39
Duration of last psychotropic medication (months) 15.86 12
  1. aIQR: Interquartile range, bChlorpromazine 100 mg/day equivalent doses for antipsychotics [33]