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Table 1 Description of the sociodemographic factors of the prisoners in the masculine prison, Ecuador

From: Depression and psychosis related to the absence of visitors and consumption of drugs in male prisoners in Ecuador: a cross sectional study

Variable Categories Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (years) 18–29 158 51.1
30–39 77 24.9
≥ 40 74 23.9
Education Primary or less 153 49.5
High school or college 156 50.5
Place of family residence In the city were the prison is located 204 66.0
Outside the city were the prison is located 96 31.1
Out of the country 9 2.9
Children No 79 25.6
Yes 230 74.4
Labor situation before imprisonment Had a job 139 45.0
Underemployment or unemployment 170 55.0
Previous imprisonments No 156 50.5
Yes 153 49.5
Visits No 46 14.9
Yes 263 85.1
Drugs Never 109 35.3
Stopped using in jail 72 23.3
Consumes in jail 128 41.4