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Table 1 Demographic data of the two groups of schizophrenic patients and their caregivers

From: Healthcare in schizophrenia: effectiveness and progress of a redesigned care network

Patient   Study group (n = 257) Controls (n = 241) χ2 p
Sex Male 171 146 3.07 0.080
  Female 79 94   
  Data missing 7 7   
   Study group Controls t -test p
Age (years)   39.2 42.8 -3.45 0.001
Duration of disease (years)   13.6 16.1 -2.86 0.004
Hospital admission rate (%)   1.18 10.08   
Caregiver   Study group (n = 257) Controls (n = 247) t -test p
Age (years)   56.9 57.5 -0.51 0.61
   Study group Controls χ 2 p
Sex Male 122 120 0.28 0.597
  Female 132 118   
  Data missing 3 9   
Marital status Married 197 171 6.13 .152
  Single 24 24   
  Others 36 52   
Annual income <US$ 7500 153 130 7.16 0.061
  US$ 7500–15,000 67 58   
  US$ 15,000–22,500 18 27   
  >US$ 22,500 11 20   
  1. US$ 1 = NT$ 32