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Table 1 General characteristics of patients

From: Prevalence of QTc interval prolongation and its associated risk factors among psychiatric patients: a prospective observational study

Variablesn (%)a
Gender
 Male248 (61.2)
 Female157 (38.8)
Age (years)
  ≤ 2081 (20)
 21–30109 (26.9)
 31–4098 (24.2)
  > 40117 (28.9)
All prescribed drugs
 148 (11.9)
 2–3255 (63)
  > 3102 (25.2)
Diagnosis
 Major depression211 (52.1)
 Manic depressive psychosis36 (8.9)
 Panic disorder34 (8.4)
 Psychosis31 (7.7)
 Obsessive compulsive disorder18 (4.4)
 Schizophrenia17 (4.2)
 Hypomania13 (3.2)
 Bipolar affective disorder11 (2.7)
 Substance abuse17 (4.2)
Co-morbid illnesses
 Hypertension43 (10.6)
 Diabetes mellitus17 (4.2)
 Epilepsy13 (3.2)
  1. a Percentage calculated in total of 405 patients