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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical profiles of the respondents

From: Schizophrenia in Malaysian families: A study on factors associated with quality of life of primary family caregivers

  Patients Caregivers
  N % N %
Demographic variable     
Gender     
   Male 49 41.9 56 47.9
   Female 68 58.1 61 52.1
Age     
   ≤ 45 years 77 65.8 34 29.1
   > 45 years 40 34.2 83 70.9
Race     
   Malay 49 41.9 49 41.9
   Others 68 58.1 68 58.1
Religion     
   Islam 52 44.4 52 44.4
   Others 65 55.6 14 7.7
Marital status     
   Married 30 25.6 80 68.4
   Single/Divorced/Widowed 87 74.4 37 31.6
Educational level     
   Lower (Non/Primary) 33 28.2 32 27.4
   Higher (Secondary/Tertiary) 84 71.8 85 72.6
Employment status     
   Yes 23 19.7 60 51.3
   No 94 80.3 57 48.7
Financial aid     
   Yes 11 9.4 - -
   No 106 90.6 - -
Relationship with patients     
   Parents - - 51 43.6
   Others - - 66 56.4
Illness variable     
Duration of illness     
   <10 years 53 45.3 - -
   ≥ 10 years 64 54.7 - -
Onset of illness     
   < 45 102 87.2 - -
   > 45 15 12.8 - -
No of hospitalization     
   < 4 105 89.7 - -
   ≥ 4 12 10.3 - -
Attending day care     
   Yes 16 13.7 - -
   No 101 86.3 - -
Types of medication     
   Typical/Mixed 37 31.6 - -
   Atypical 80 68.4 - -
  Mean score SD Mean score SD
WHOQOL total - - 254.74 52.50
   Physical - - 66.62 14.36
   Psychological - - 61.32 15.52
   Social - - 62.72 17.33
   Environmental - - 64.02 14.86
BPRS 27.82 8.24   
SRRS 107.66 86.92   
  1. N = number of respondents
  2. SD = standard deviation