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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients and befrienders

From: Patient and befriender experiences of participating in a befriending programme for adults with psychosis: a qualitative study

Patient characteristics (n = 28)
 Gender (n, %)
  Female 12 (42.9%)
  Male 16 (57.1%)
 Age (Mean, SD) 43 (10.3)
 Ethnicity (n, %)
  White 7 (25%)
  Black / Black British – African 6 (21.4%)
  Black / Black British – Caribbean 5 (17.9%)
  Bangladeshi 5 (17.9%)
  Other 5 (17.9%)
 Years since diagnosis (Mean, SD) 25.52 (11.30)
 Employment status (n, %)
  Paid employment 1 (3.6%)
  Full time education or training 1 (3.6%)
  Retired 1 (3.6%)
  Unemployed 25 (89.3%)
 Withdrew from the scheme (n, %) 4 (14.3%)
Befriender characteristics (n = 34)
 Gender (n, %):
  Female 24 (70.6%)
  Male 10 (29.4%)
Age (Mean, SD) 29.24 (9.95)
 Ethnicity (n, %)
  White 17 (50%)
  Black / Black British – African 6 (17.6%)
  Black / Black British – Caribbean 1 (2.9%)
  Bangladeshi 2 (5.9%)
  Indian 1 (2.9%)
  Pakistani 1 (2.9%)
  Other 6 (17.6%)
 Employment status (n, %)
  Full time employment 12 (35.3%)
  Part time employment 8 (23.5%)
  Full time student 4 (11.8%)
  Unemployed 4 (11.8%)
  Retired 1 (2.9%)
  Other 3 (8.8%)
  Did not disclose 2 (5.9%)
 Previous experience of volunteering (n, %)
  Yes 24 (70.6%)
  No 10 (29.4%)
Withdrew from the scheme (n, %) 6 (17.6%)