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Table 1 Mortality characteristics

From: Mortality characteristics in Sudan in national psychiatric hospitals: 5-year review of hospital mortality

Characteristic Characteristic No. %
  Gender   Psychiatric diagnosis
Age Male Female n
 ≥ 30 7 4 11  Schizophrenia 11 30.6
 30–50 7 4 11  Mania 9 25.0
 51–70 7 4 11  Depression 5 13.9
 70 + 2 1 3  Organic psychosis 3 8.3
 Total 23 13 36  Alcohol related 1 2.8
Length of stay in hospital before death  Drug-induced psychosis 3 8.3
  No. %  Postpartum psychosis 1 2.8
 ≤ 1 week 24 66.7  Dementia 1 2.8
 1–4 7 19.4  Total 36 100
 1–6 months 3 8.3 Associated physical illness
 > 6 2 5.6  Malaria or typhoid 4 11.1
     Acutely ill no diagnosis 8 22.2
Duration of illness  No physical illness 21 58.3
  No. %  No information 3 8.3
 ≥ 6 months 14 38.9  Total 36 100
 6–12 months 4 11.1 Source of referral
 1–5 years 8 22.2  Family 28 77.8
 ≥ 5 10 27.8  Psychiatrists 5 13.9
 Total 36 100  Others 3 8.3