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Table 3 Characteristics of service users receiving vocational peer support services

From: The social support, mental health, psychiatric symptoms, and functioning of persons with schizophrenia participating in peer co-delivered vocational rehabilitation: a pilot study in Taiwan

Characteristics N = 46
Demography n (%)
Age (mean ± SD) 49.1 ± 9.8
Sex
 Male 27 (58.7)
 Female 19 (41.3)
Years of education
 6 years 3 (6.5)
 7–9 years 10 (21.7)
 10–12 years 13 (28.3)
  > 12 years 20 (43.5)
Marital status
 Single 44 (95.7)
 Married 2 (4.3)
Housing
 Halfway house 34 (73.9)
 Supported housing program 12 (26.1)
Social welfare
 Disability welfare 35 (76.1)
 Exemption from copayment of health insurance 25 (54.3)
 Low-income subsidy 14 (30.4)
Monthly incomea
  < 100 USD 24 (52.2)
 100–199 USD 7 (15.2)
 200–299 USD 6 (13.0)
 300–399 USD 4 (8.7)
  > 400 USD 5 (10.9)
Kinds of job
 Cleaner 11 23.9
 Manpower dispatch 9 19.6
 Porter 6 13.0
 Care attendant 4 8.7
 Assistant 4 8.7
 Cooker 4 8.7
 Othersb 8 17.4
Physical comorbidity 30 (65.2)
Psychiatric history
Age of onset (mean ± SD) 25.3 ±8.8
Years of hospitalization (median (25–75%til)) 8.0 (4.0–13.3)
History of violence or suicide attempt 19 (41.3)
  1. SD Standardized deviation
  2. aWages earned from sheltered or supported employment
  3. b Clerk (n = 2), creative worker (n = 2), sales (n = 2) and sheltered employment under training (n = 2)