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Table 1 Socio-demographic/economic characteristics of study participants

From: Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: a retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana

Item Frequency Percentage
Sex
Male 53 49.5
Female 54 50.5
Age (years)
<20 5 4.7
20–29 33 30.8
30–39 29 27.1
40–49 19 17.8
50–59 11 10.3
≥60 10 9.4
Educational level
No/some formal education 14 13.1
Basic educationa 42 39.3
Secondary educationb 26 24.3
Tertiary 25 23.4
Marital status
Single/never married 62 57.9
Married 26 24.3
Widowed 6 5.6
Divorced 8 7.5
Separated 5 4.7
Distance to psychiatric hospital in km (median;iqr) 107 (32.0; 63.5)c
Religion
Christian 92 86
Islam 13 12.2
Others 2 1.8
Occupation
Unemployed 43 40.2
Self-employed 44 41.1
Public servant 11 10.3
Retired 2 1.9
Other 7 6.5
Ethnicity
Akan 40 37.4
Ewe 27 25.2
  1. Distance to psychiatric hospital (in KM)
  2. aPrimary/Junior High
  3. bSenior High/Vocational
  4. cRepresents median and inter-quartile range (iqr)