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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients

From: Does community care work? A model to evaluate the effectiveness of mental health services

Gender Male 2073 44,0%
Age group 15/24 years 222 4,7%
  25/34 years 992 21,1%
  35/44 years 1127 23,9%
  45/54 years 994 21,1%
  55/64 years 805 17,1%
  more than 65 years 562 11,9%
  missing 10 0,2%
Marital status single 2352 49,9%
  married 1646 34,9%
  separated – divorced 413 8,9%
  widow 246 5,2%
  missing 55 1,2%
Education level primary school 1533 32,5%
  secondary school 1918 40,7%
  high school – university 1082 23,0%
  missing 179 3,8%
Living situation alone 703 15,3%
  with parents 1858 38,6%
  with partner 1775 38,7%
  with other relatives 170 3,6%
  other living situation 125 2,0%
  missing 81 1,8%
Employement not employed 896 67,0%
  missing 149 3,3%
Duration of contact with psychiatric services less than 1 year 308 6,5%
  1 – 2 920 19,3%
  3 – 5 853 17,9%
  6 – 15 1674 35.7%
  > 15 923 20,0%
  missing 34 0,7%
ICD-10 diagnostic groups Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 59 1,3%
  Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use 38 0,8%
  Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders 2279 48,4%
  Mood disorders 971 20,6%
  Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders 655 13,9%
  Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors 57 1,2%
  Disorders of adult personality and behaviour 521 11,1%
  Mental retardation 113 2,4%
  Disorders of psychological development 3 0,1%
  Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence 16 0,3%