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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients initially selected (N = 40) and the respondents finally interviewed (13 patients and 27 attendants)

From: Experience and perceived quality of care of patients and their attendants in a specialized mental hospital in Bangladesh

Variable Patients initially selected (total 40) N (%) Respondents interviewed
Attendants (total 27) N (%) Patients (total 13) N (%)
Age
 < 18 years 17 (42.5) 0 0
 18 years or above 23 (57.5) 27 (100) 13 (100)
Sex
 Male 23 (57.5) 8 (29.6) 9 (69.2)
 Female 17 (42.5) 19 (70.4) 4 (30.8)
Marital status (adults)
 Single 5 (22.2) 0 5 (38.5)
 Residing with the spouse 13 (56.5) 27 (100) 6 (46.1)
 Abandoned/divorced/widowed 5 (22.2) 0 2 (15.4)
Place of residence
 Urban 21 (52.5) 14 (51.8) 9 (69.2)
 Rural 11 (27.5) 8 (29.6) 1 (7.7)
 Semi-urban 8 (20) 5 (18.5) 3 (23)
Employment status (adults)
 Currently working 7 (30.4) 9 (33.3) 6 (46.2)
 Not working 16 (69.6) 18 (66.6) 7 (53.8)
Educational status
 Among adults
  Up to 5th grade 7 (30.4) 12 (44.4) 3 (23)
  6th–12th grade 13 (56.5) 11 (40.7) 7 (53.8)
  > 12th grade 3 (13) 4 (14.8) 3 (23)
 Among minors (N = 17)
  < 5 years of age 3 (17.6)
  Attending school 10 (58.8)
  Dropped out (after 5th grade) 1 (5.9)
  Never attended school 3 (17.6)
Relationship of attendants with patients (N = 27)
 Parents 19 (70.4)
 Children 1 (3.7)
 Grandparents 1 (3.7)
 Spouse 5 (18.5)
 Sibling 1 (3.7)