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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the participants’ demographic at baseline

From: Feasibility of peer support services among people with severe mental illness in China

Demographic variablesPeer service provider (n = 13)Consumer (n = 54)
N (%)Mean (SD)N (%)Mean (SD)
Age 38.92 (9.61) 46.59 (8.27)
Gender
 Female5 (38.5%) 31 (57.4%) 
 Male8 (61.5%) 23 (42.6%) 
Education
 ≤ Middle school2 (15.4%) 13 (24.1%) 
 High school8 (61.5%) 25 (46.3%) 
 Some college1 (7.7%) 8 (14.8%) 
 College or above2 (15.4%) 8 (14.8%) 
Current marital status
 Never married8 (61.5%) 28 (51.9%) 
 Currently married4 (30.8%) 14 (25.9%) 
 Divorced or separated1 (7.7%) 12 (22.2%) 
Lives alone0 (0%) 10 (18.5%) 
Current employment
 Yes4 (30.8%) 5 (9.3%) 
 No9 (69.2%) 49 (90.7%) 
Diagnosis
 Schizophrenia8 (61.5%) 48 (88.9%) 
 Bipolar disorder5 (38.5%) 6 (11.1%) 
First onset age 20.92 (5.35) 25.15 (8.68)