Categories Sub-categories Variables n %
Socio-demographic variables¬† Age [Mean (SD)]   48.5 10.4
Gender Men 153 51.5
Women 144 48.5
Language spoken French 190 64.0
English 61 20.5
French/English 7 2.4
Others 37 12.5
Civil status Single/Never married 224 75.4
In couple/Married/Remarried 33 11.1
Separated /Divorced/Widow 40 13.5
Education Primary/Secondary school 185 62.3
College/University 110 37.0
Clinical
variables 
  Severe mental disorders Mood disorders 124 41.8
Schizophrenia 113 38.0
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders 38 12.8
Delusion and other psychotic disorders 28 9.4
Second diagnosis Personality disorders 81 27.3
Moderate or mild mental retardation 37 12.5
Anxiety disorders 36 12.1
Table 1: Socio-demographic, socio-economic and clinical variables (N = 297).