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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Surgical experience for patients with serious mental illness: a qualitative study

Characteristics n
Sex
 Female 5
 Male 5
Age
 18–39 4
 40–64 4
 64 years + 2
Surgical Admission
 Elective 6
 Emergency 4
 Day-stay 4
 Overnight 6
Surgical Specialtya
 Colorectal / General Surgery 6
 Orthopaedic 3
 Upper GI 2
 Oral Surgery 1
 Gynaecology 1
Serious Mental Illnessa,b
 Schizophrenia 3
 Bipolar Disorder 3
 Schizoaffective Disorder 2
 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder including complex 2
 Severe Depression 2
 Psychosis 1
 Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder 1
 Severe Anxiety 1
  1. aParticipants may have reported more than one category
  2. bAs described by participants. Note one participant declined to provide this information