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Table 2 Clinical characteristics and outcome of psychiatric admissions to Jimma University Specialized Hospital

From: Length of stay of psychiatric admissions in a general hospital in Ethiopia: a retrospective study

Characteristic Number %
Discharge diagnosis (n = 838)   
 Schizophrenia‡ 231 27.6
 Bipolar disorder 196 23.4
 Major depressive disorder 181 21.6
 Brief psychotic disorder 153 18.3
 Other mental disorders§ 77 9.2
Co-morbid psychiatric disorders (n = 699)   
 Yes 79 11.3
 No 620 88.7
Comorbid medical illness (n = 731)   
 Yes 92 12.6
 No 639 87.4
Khat use (n = 631)   
 Yes 213 33.8
 No 418 66.2
Alcohol use (n = 605)   
 Yes 88 14.5
 No 517 85.5
Extrapyramidal side-effects (n = 732)   
 Yes 137 18.7
 No 595 81.3
Outcome (n = 846)   
 Improved 764 90.3
 Absconded 20 2.4
 Deceased 3 0.4
 No change 12 1.4
 Self-discharge 16 1.9
 Referred 31 3.7
  1. ‡Including schizophreniform, schizoaffective, delusional disorder, psychotic disorder not otherwise specified.
  2. §Anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, adjustment disorder, delirium, dementia, epilepsy, developmental disorders.