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Table 1 Participant Characteristics

From: Antipsychotic treatment experiences of people with bipolar I disorder: patient perspectives from an online survey

Characteristic N = 200
Age in Years, mean (SD) 43.2 (12.4)
Female, n (%) 119 (59.5%)
Race, n (%)
 African-American or Black 18 (9.0%)
 American Native 4 (2.0%)
 Asian 7 (3.5%)
 Caucasian or White 138 (69.0%)
 Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.5%)
 Multiple Races 21 (10.5%)
 Other 11 (4.5%)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Hispanic/Spanish/Latino origin 21 (10.5%)
Education, n (%)
 Less than High School Diploma 4 (2.0%)
 High School Diploma or GED 36 (18.0%)
 Some College, but no degree 60 (30.0%)
 Associate’s Degree or Technical Certificate 27 (13.5%)
 Bachelor’s Degree (B.A., B.S., etc.) 49 (24.5%)
 Graduate Degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D. M.D., etc.) 24 (12.0%)
Current Employment Statusa
 Employed (working for pay) full-time 63 (31.5%)
 Disability 48 (24.0%)
 Retired 22 (11.0%)
 Employed (working for pay) part-time 21 (10.5%)
 Homemaker 15 (7.5%)
 Unemployed and looking for work 12 (6.0%)
 Student 12 (6.0%)
 Unemployed and not looking for work 4 (2.0%)
 Other 3 (1.5%)
Time Since BD-I Diagnosis, n (%)
 1 year to < 2 years 19 (9.5%)
 2 years to < 3 years 16 (8.0%)
 3 years to < 5 years 41 (20.5%)
 5 years to < 10 years 38 (19.0%)
  ≥ 10 years 86 (43.0%)
Currently Taking Oral AP, n (%)b 162 (81.4%)
  1. AP Antipsychotic, SD Standard Deviation
  2. a Employment status categories are listed in order of descending frequency
  3. b One participant’s response was not recorded due to a technology problem, and has been excluded from frequency calculations