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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (N = 199)

From: Providing support to psychiatric patients living in the community in Japan: patient needs and care providers perceptions

   Mean SD Range
Age   44.0- 11.6 22–73
    N %
Sex Male   136 68.3
Resident state Home owner   102 51.3
  Rental housing   66 33.2
  Group home   15 7.5
  Communal dwelling   5 2.5
  Skills training accommodations   7 3.5
  Other   4 2.0
Job Status Unemployed   114 57.3
  Full-time   4 2.0
  Part-time   20 10.1
  Vocational aid center   44 22.1
  Other   17 8.5
Diagnosis Schizophrenia   153 76.9
  Mood disorder   17 8.5
  Substance-related disorder   2 1.0
  Psychoneurosis   7 3.5
  Personality disorder   2 1.0
  Other   18 9.0
Experience of admission Never   27 13.6
  In a year   25 12.6
  More than a year ago   143 71.9
Total duration of hospital stay Zero   27 13.6
  Less than 1 year   47 23.6
  1 – 10 years   100 50.3
  10 – 20 years   14 7.0
  20 years and more   3 1.5