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Table 1 Demographic factors

From: Characteristics of mentally ill offenders from 100 psychiatric court reports

  Total, N = 100 Murder, N = 14 Robbery, N = 16 Financial, N = 12 Violent and simple offences, N = 31 Other, N = 27 P value
Mean (SD) age, years 31.33 ± 4.25 40.28 ± 2.21 32.81 ± 3.32 41.43 ± 2.38 20.21 ± 3.58* 28.23 ± 3.45 0.05
Mean (SD) years of education 7 ± 2.1 8 ± 1.9 3 ± 2.7 6 ± 3.1 9 ± 3.2 10 ± 2.2 0.001
Single, n (%) 64 8 (57.1%) 11 (68.7%) 3 (25%) 24 (77.4%) 18 (66.6%) 0.01
Unemployed, n (%) 34 8 (57.1%) 15 (93.7%) 1 (8.4%) 6 (19.4%) 4 (14.9%) 0.01
Last contact in month, mean (SD) 18.7 ± 5.2 9.5 ± 2.3 10.5 ± 5.2 22.2 ± 3.9 20.2 ± 4.5 13.4 ± 4.6 0.05
Similar offences, n (%) 32 0 12 (75%) 9 (75%) 10 (32.2%) 1 (3.7%) 0.01
  1. P value is significant at ≤ 0.05.