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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of 1663 psychiatric inpatients

From: Satisfaction of psychiatric inpatients in China: clinical and institutional correlates in a national sample

Characteristics N (%)
Sociodemographic characteristics  
Sex
 Male 803 (48.3)
 Female 860 (51.7)
 Age (years, mean ± standard deviation) 41.9 ± 15.6
Marital status
 Married 874 (52.6)
 Single or others 789 (47.4)
Education level
 Elementary school 267 (16.1)
 Middle school 501 (30.1)
 High school 461 (27.7)
 College or above 434 (26.1)
Insurance coverage
 Self-pay 398 (23.9)
 Others 1265 (76.1)
Hospitalization times
 First psychiatric hospitalization 717 (43.1)
 Recurrent psychiatric admission 946 (56.9)
Involuntary hospitalization
 Yes 814 (48.9)
 No 849 (51.1)
Physical restraints during hospital stay
 Yes 456 (27.4)
 No 1207 (72.6)
Seclusion
 Yes 137 (8.2)
 No 1526 (91.8)
Psychological treatment
 Yes 1539 (81.8)
 No 303 (18.2)
ECT treatmenta
 Yes 1422 (85.5)
 No 241 (14.5)
Days of hospital stay, median (interquartile range) 32 (20–54)
Clinical characteristics
 Psychiatric diagnosisc
  Schizophrenia or related disorders 811 (48.8)
  Mood disorders 527 (31.7)
  Others 325 (19.5)
 GAF (mean ± standard deviation) b 46.2 ± 18.1
Treatment response
 Marked improvement 956 (57.5)
 Improvement 623 (37.5)
 Somewhat improvement 76 (4.6)
 No change or worse 8 (0.5)
  1. a Electric convulsive treatment
  2. bGlobal Assessment Functioning. The GAF assigns a clinical judgment to the individual’s overall functioning level and ranges from 0 (inadequate information) to 100 (superior functioning)
  3. c Psychiatric diagnosis defined by the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision