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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the sample

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Arabic version of the BACS scale (the brief assessment of cognition in schizophrenia) among chronic schizophrenic inpatients

  Patients with Schizophrenia (N = 120) Healthy controls (N = 60) p-value
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 71 (59.2%) 36 (60.0%) 0.91
 Female 49 (40.8%) 24 (40.0%)
Education level
 Complementary 41 (34.2%) 21 (35.0%) 0.73
 Secondary 60 (50.0%) 27 (45.0%)
 University 19 (15.8%) 12 (20.0%)
Marital Status
 Single 95 (81.9%) 6 (10.0%) < 0.001
 Married 9 (7.8%) 52 (86.7%)
 Widowed 2 (1.7%) 0 (0.0%)
 Divorced 10 (8.6%) 2 (3.3%)
Monthly income
 No income 27 (23.3%) 0 (0.0%) < 0.001
  < 1000 $ 61 (52.6%) 39 (67.2%)
 1000–2000 $ 26 (22.4%) 12 (20.7%)
  > 2000 $ 2 (1.7%) 7 (12.1%)
Family history of psychiatric illness
 Yes 42 (36.5%) 5 (8.5%) < 0.001
 No 73 (63.5%) 54 (91.5%)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Age 48.4 ± 7.6 47.9 ± 7.4 0.67
Duration of illness (years) 20.6 ± 12.4  
Duration of hospitalization (years) 12.4 ± 8.5  
Number of hospitalizations 6.3 ± 5.6  
Chlorpromazine equivalent dose (mg) 1041.6 [Min: 0.5 – Max: 4502.0]