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Table 1 Distribution of patients and length of stay summaries for different variable categories.

From: Observed-predicted length of stay for an acute psychiatric department, as an indicator of inpatient care inefficiencies. Retrospective case-series study.

Variables Categories N % Mean LOS Std. Deviation Median LOS
Gender Male 154 41.2 22.58 10.73 22.0
  Female 220 58.8 25.16 10.76 24.0
Age group (years) Less than 30 66 17.6 22.92 10.57 21.5
  30 to 55 176 47.1 22.90 11.75 22
  Over 55 132 35.3 26.30 9.24 25
Diagnostic categories Mood disorders 127 33.9 25.98 9.59 25
  Psychotic disorders 72 19.3 22.90 11.83 22
  Personality disorders 70 18.7 22.90 8.85 22
  Adjustment disorders 43 11.5 19.91 6.84 19
  Other disorders 62 16.6 25.92 14.65 23.5
Response to treatment immediate 272 72.7 21.90 10.46 21
  delayed 102 27.3 29.97 9.50 28
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) no 339 90.6 23.24 10.45 22
  yes 35 9.4 32.46 10.84 32
Place of residence Old or Center Havana 97 25.9 25.64 12.50 24
  Another municipality in Havana City 187 50.0 23.83 10.83 22
  Havana province 32 8.6 24.84 7.56 24
  Another province 58 15.5 21.98 8.86 21.5
Marital status with stable couple 172 46.0 23.91 11.70 22.5
  no couple 202 54.0 24.27 10.02 22
Drugs None 104 27.8 23.45 11.45 21
  Antidepressants, under
150 mg daily
126 33.7 24.41 9.28 24
  Antipsychotics 144 38.5 24.30 11.61 22
Co morbidities None 184 49.2 22.77 9.15 22
  Systemic co-morbidity 106 28.3 24.96 10.85 23.5
  Other co-morbidity 84 22.5 25.94 13.55 22.5
Total1 - 374 100.0 25.10 10.81 22
  1. 1 Total number of patients selected for the study.