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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics, BMI and information on substance use of enrolled patients

From: A pilot study on community-based outpatient treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders in Somalia: Change in symptoms, functioning and co-morbid khat use

  Outpatients (17) Remitted patients
Total (18) Discharged (11) Community (7)2
Age 36.5 36.4 38.2 33.7
(9.8) (8.0) (8.0) (7.7)
Years of education2 6.9 5.6 4.9 6.6
(5.0) (5.3) (5.7) (5.0)
Rating of economic situation index3 1.3 1.6 1.1 2.3
(1.1) (1.0) (0.9) (0.8)
Objective index of economic situation4 1.9 2.1 1.7 2.8
(1.0) (1.2) (1.2) (0.8)
Number of household members5 8.5 7.1 6.6 7.8
(3.0) (3.9) (4.1) (2.9)
Currently married6 12% 33% 46% 14%
(2) (6) (5) (1)
Refugee experience7 65% 69% 89% 43%
(11) (11) (8) (3)
Combat exposure7 29% 44% 56% 29%
(5) (7) (5) (2)
BMI at project start8 16.9 19.7 20.7 17.6
(3.5) (2.9) (3.1) (1.2)
Lifetime khat use7 94.1% 100% 100% 100%
(16) (17) (10) (7)
Age of onset of khat use9 15.8 17.3 17.1 17.6
(4.6) (4.1) (4.2) (4.2)
Khat addiction (last year)10 70.0% 93.3% 100% 80.0%
(7) (14) (10) (4)
Lifetime Alcohol use4 5.9% 18.8% 33.3% 0%
(1) (3) (3) (0)
  1. Remitted patients comprise patients recruited at hospital discharge and in the community. The table reports means and standard deviations as well as percentages and N.
  2. 2 missing data: 17 outpatients, 17 remitted patients (10 discharged, 7 community).
  3. 3 missing data: 16 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (10 discharged, 6 community).
  4. 4 missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (10 discharged, 6 community).
  5. 5 missing data: 15 outpatients, 17 remitted patients (11 discharged, 6 community)
  6. 6 patients currently married as opposed to a composed category of being single, separated, divorced or widowed.
  7. 7 missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (9 discharged, 7 community).
  8. 8 missing data: 15 outpatients, 12 remitted patients (8 discharged, 4 community).
  9. 9 missing data: 15 outpatients, 17 remitted patients (10 discharged, 7 community).
  10. 10 missing data: 10 outpatients, 15 remitted patients (10 discharged, 5 community).