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Table 2 Relationship factors of caregivers of people with SMI at Felege-Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia, July, 2016 (n = 478)

From: Perceived stigma among non-professional caregivers of people with severe mental illness, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Type of relationship Mother 64 13.4
Father 113 23.6
Spouse 98 20.5
Child 75 15.7
Brother/sister 83 17.4
Other relatives/friends 45 9.4
Duration of relationship with the patient (years) 0–19 181 37.9
20–39 238 49.8
40–59 59 12.3
Do you live together with patients Yes 199 41.6
No 279 58.4