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Table 1 Patient demographics (N = 1222)a

From: Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder: international survey results

  Age 60 or older (N = 187) Age 59 or younger (N = 1021) All ages (N = 1208)
N % N % N %
Diagnosis
 BP I 107 58 657 65 764 63
 BP II 70 38 308 30 378 32
 BP NOS 8 4 48 5 56 5
Gender
 Female 120 64 637 62 757 62
 Male 68 36 390 38 458 38
Employment status
 Full-time 31 17 529 52 560 47
 Not full-time 156 83 482 48 638 53
Marital status
 Married or living with partner 112 60 478 47 590 49
 Not married 76 40 543 53 619 51
Income group
 Upper income 14 8 66 7 80 7
 Middle income 105 57 487 48 592 49
 Lower income 65 35 468 45 533 44
Live alone
 Yes 54 29 245 24 299 25
 No 131 71 777 76 908 75
Mood in last 6 months
 Mostly normal 118 63 460 45 578 48
 Mostly not normal 69 37 561 55 630 52
BP disorder interfered with regular activities
 Frequently or sometimes 89 47 676 66 765 63
 Rarely or never 99 53 347 34 446 37
Confident managing living
 Very confident 89 48 363 36 452 38
 Not very confident 98 52 659 64 754 62
Confident knowing when to see physician
 Very confident 117 62 578 57 695 57
 Not very confident 71 38 445 43 516 43
  N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
Years of education 184 13 (3.6) 1010 14 (3.1) 1194 14 (3.2)
Age of onset 186 36 (13.6) 1011 25 (9.4) 1197 27 (10.9)
  1. a14 patients were missing responses to questions on age or “Do you use the Internet”? All missing values were excluded