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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 2,690)

From: Effect of an education program on improving knowledge of schizophrenia among parents of junior and senior high school students in Japan

Characteristic n % Demographic characteristics
of parents in Japan (%)*
Age (years)    
30-39 221 8.2 31.2
40-49 1,904 70.8 37.6
50-59 548 20.4 14.0
60-69 17 0.6 5.5
Others 0 0 11.7
Gender    
Male 1,381 51.3  
Female 1,309 48.7  
Education    
Junior high school 25 0.9 9.7
High school 766 28.5 55.0
Vocational school 349 13.0 8.25
Junior college 385 14.3 8.25
University 1,063 39.5 17.15
Graduate school 96 3.6 1.1
Others 6 0.2 0.55
Family structure    
2 parents 2,092 77.8 69.0
1 parent 89 3.3 7.0
3 generations 466 17.3 19.8
Others 43 1.6 4.2
Family income    
(US dollars)    
< 11,000 41 1.5 1.5
11,000-32,000 196 7.3 12.8
32,000-53,000 502 18.7 21.8
53,000-110,000 1,465 54.5 47.6
> 110,000 486 18.0 16.3
Proximity to person with schizophrenia    
Yes 88 3.3  
No 2,602 96.7  
Occupation    
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 11 0.4 2.6
Production labour service 631 23.5 18.8
Transportation and communication 141 5.2 14.1
Sales and marketing 349 13.0 32.6
Service industry 340 12.6 9.4
Professionals 482 17.9 21.1
Others 160 6.0 1.2
Unemployed 576 21.4 0.2
Participation in welfare activities for people with mental illness    
Yes 222 8.3  
No 2468 91.7  
  1. * The Cabinet Office: http://www8.cao.go.jp/youth/kenkyu.htm
  2. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare:http://www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/list/20-21.html