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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of people with severe mental disorders (schizophrenia, n = 270 and bipolar disorder, n = 272) Amanuel Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August, 2016

From: Suicidal ideation and attempts among people with severe mental disorder, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder
Frequency % Frequency %
Sex
 Male 186 68.8 196 72.1
 Female 84 31.1 76 28.9
Age in years
 20–27 105 38.8 101 37.2
 28–38 96 35.6 98 36
 39–53 69 25.6 73 26.8
Marital status
 Single 157 58.2 159 58.5
 Married 73 27 79 29
 Separated 14 5.2 14 5.1
 Divorce 26 9.6 20 7.4
Place of residence
 Urban 186 68.9 182 66.9
 Rural 84 31.1 90 33.1
Religion
 Orthodox 168 62.3 166 61
 Muslim 73 27 81 29.8
 Protestant 24 8.8 19 7
 Catholic 5 1.9 6 2.2
Educational level
 No school 30 11.1 27 9.9
 Primary 78 28.9 86 31.6
 Secondary 105 38.9 105 38.6
 Higher education 57 21.1 54 19.9
Occupation
 Government employee 23 8.5 28 10.2
 Private employee 89 33 87 32
 Merchant 56 20.6 57 21
 Unemployed 23 8.5 22 8.1
 Student 59 21.9 53 19.5
 Others 20 7.5 25 9.2
Monthly income
 300–1000 106 39.2 107 39.3
 1001–1900 92 34.2 91 33.5
 1901–3000 72 26.6 74 27.2
Ethnicity
 Amhara 63 23.3 58 21.3
 Tigray 40 14.8 38 14
 Oromo 102 37.8 100 36.8
 Gurage 55 20.4 64 23.5
 Others 10 3.7 12 4.4