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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Decision making and support available to individuals considering and undertaking electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a qualitative, consumer-led study

Characteristic n (%)
Gender
 Male 10 (59%)
 Female 7 (41%)
Age
 Mean (Range) 54 years (21 to 85 years)
Diagnosis
 Depression 9 (53%)
 Bipolar disorder 3 (18%)
 Schizophrenia 2 (12%)
 Unsure 3 (18%)
Course
 Within past 5 years 10 (59%)
 More than 5 years ago 5 (29%)
 Unsure 2 (12%)
Type of hospital (first ECT)
 Public 10 (59%)
 Private 6 (35%)
 Unsure 1 (6%)
Number of courses
 Only one course 7 (41%)
 Multiple courses 8 (47%)
 Unsure 2 (12%)
Time since last course
 Current / within 3 months 6 (35%)
 Within past 2 years 7 (41%)
 Unsure 4 (24%)