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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the service user and family member studies

From: Service user and family member perspectives on services for mental health, substance use/addiction, and violence: a qualitative study of their goals, experiences and recommendations

  Service users
(N = 73)
Family members
(N = 41)
All
(N = 114)
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Community
 Urban community 56 (76.7 %) 31 (75.6 %) 87 (76.3 %)
 Rural community 17 (23.3 %) 10 (24.4 %) 27 (23.7 %)
Gendera
 Men 36 (49.3 %) 7 (17.1 %) 43 (37.7 %)
 Women 37 (50.7 %) 34 (82.9 %) 71 (62.3 %)
Age groupb
 18–24 7 (9.7 %) 4 (10.8 %) 11 (10.1 %)
 25–34 11 (15.3 %) 5 (13.5 %) 16 (14.7 %)
 35–49 26 (34.1 %) 10 (27.0 %) 36 (33.0 %)
 50 and older 28 (38.9 %) 18 (48.6 %) 46 (42.2 %)
Education levelc
 Less than high school 18 (25.0 %) 5 (13.9 %) 23 (21.3 %)
 High school 15 (20.8 %) 9 (25.0 %) 24 (22.2 %)
 Post-secondary 39 (54.2 %) 22 (61.1 %) 61 (56.5 %)
Employment statusb
 Working for pay/self-employed 9 (12.5 %0 11 (30.6 %) 20 (18.5 %)
 Unemployed 21 (29.2 %) 7 (19.4 %) 28 (25.9 %)
 Long term illness or disability 32 (44.4 %) 13 (36.1 %) 45 (41.7 %
 Student or retired 10 (13.9 %) 5 (13.9 %) 15 (13.9 %)
Marital statusb
 Never married 27 (37.5 %) 9 (25.0 %) 36 (33.3 %)
 Married 9 (12.5 %) 7 (19.4 %) 16 (14.8 %)
 Common-law 8 (11.1 %) 7 (19.4 %) 15 (13.9 %)
 Separated/divorced 25 (34.7 %) 12 (33.3 %) 37 (34.3 %)
 Widowed 3 (4.2 %) 1 (2.8 %) 4 (3.7 %)
  1. aNo participants in this sample identified as transgender, although that option was available
  2. bMissing data for five participants
  3. cMissing data for six participants