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Table 1 Characteristics of the Respondents (N = 95)

From: Clinical and cognitive correlates of employment among patients with schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study in Malaysia

Patient Characteristics   Mean (SD) N (%)
Age (years)   37.7(8.6)  
Gender Male   65 (68.4%)
  Female   30 (31.6%)
Ethnicity    
  Malay   56 (58.9%)
  Chinese   32 (33.7%)
  Indian   6 (6.3%)
  Others   1 (1.1%)
Marital Status    
  Single   64 (67.4%)
  Married   26 (27.4%)
  Divorced   4 (4.2%)
  Separated   1 (1.1%)
  Widowed   0 (0%)
Educational Level    
  No Formal Schooling   0 (0%)
  Primary School   18 (18.9%)
  Secondary School   63 (66.3%)
  STPM/Diploma   11 (11.6%)
  Degree   3 (3.2%)
Employment Employed   48 (50.5%)
  Not Employed   47 (49.5%)
Employment Class Professional and administration   6 (12.5%)
  Clerical   3 (6.2%)
  Sales   7 (14.6%)
  Service   13(27.1%)
  Manual labour   19(39.6%)
Duration of illness (years)   11.09 (8.2)  
PANSS scores Total 79.17(14.41)  
  Positive symptoms 14.09(4.50)  
  Negative symptoms 23.56(4.98)  
  General psychopathology 34.02(4.05)  
Cognitive tests scores Trail A 48.11(23.25)  
  Trail B 122.02(76.82)  
  Digit span 7.52(2.42)  
  RAVLT 8.48(2.76)  
  1. N = number of subjects, % = percentage, SD = standard deviation