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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants

From: Engaging and staying engaged: a phenomenological study of barriers to equitable access to mental healthcare for people with severe mental disorders in a rural African setting

Participant type Gender Age (years) Residence Educational level
Male Female Urban Rural No formal education Primary school only Secondary and above
Caregivers of people with severe mental disorder, disengaged 1 7 28–70 2 6 6 1 -
People with severe mental disorder, disengaged 3 1 30–54 1 4 4 - 1
Caregivers of people with severe mental disorder, non-engaged 3 4 18–65 2 5 1 2 4
People with severe mental disorder, non-engaged 3 - 30–44 1 2 2 1 -
Caregivers of people with severe mental disorder, engaged 4 3 28–57 3 4 1 2 4
People with severe mental disorder, engaged 6 4 28–56 3 7 5 3 2
Health extension workers - 20   - 20    20
PHC staff 11 - 25- 3 8 - - 11