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Table 3 Comparison of homeless individuals with and without psychosis on selected demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Burden of mental disorders and unmet needs among street homeless people in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Characteristics Categories Non-psychosis Psychosis P-value
n % n %
Gender Male 115 89.8 80 89.9 1.000
Female 13 10.2 9 10.1
Age <25 12 14.1 54 45.8 <0.001
25 to34 26 30.6 37 31.4
≥35 47 55.3 27 22.9
Duration of homelessness <6 months 4 5.5 14 12.5 0.051
6 to 12 months 6 8.2 15 13.4
1 to 2 years 5 6.8 11 9.8
2 to 5 years 18 24.7 27 24.1
>5 years 40 54.8 45 40.2
Death wish (past month) None or minimal 31 49.2 76 62.3 0.088
Frequent or persistent 32 50.8 46 37.7
Suicidal thoughts (past month) None or minimal 44 69.8 100 82.0 0.060
Frequent or persistent 19 30.2 22 18.0
Suicide attempt (past month) None 43 69.4 104 86.0 0.008
At least once 19 30.6 17 14.0
Alcohol use Healthy use 16 25 61 48.8 <0.001
Hazardous use 9 14.1 29 23.2
Harmful use 9 14.1 12 9.6
Dependent use 30 46.9 23 18.4