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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of participants with schizophrenia on follow-up at Amanuel Specialized Mental Hospital

From: Prevalence and management practice of first generation antipsychotics induced side effects among schizophrenic patients at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, central Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Variable category Frequency (%)
Duration of illness < 1 year 17 (5.7)
1-4 years 177 (59.0)
≥5 years 106 (35.3)
Comorbidity present Yes 32 (10.7)
No 268 (89.3)
Type of comorbidity MDD 22 (68.8)
Epilepsy 5 (15.6)
Others 6 (18.75)
  1. MDD Major Depressive Disorder
  2. Others include Diabetes mellitus, retroviral infection and hypertension