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Table 3 Univariate comparisons of need-related characteristics, by primary and specialist health service use

From: Examining the relationship between health-related need and the receipt of care by participants experiencing homelessness and mental illness

Variable   Primary health service use Specialist health service use
  All N (%) Low use (<3 visits) N (%) High use (≥3 visits) N (%) P value Low use (<3 visits) N (%) High use (≥3 visits) N (%) P value
Major Depressive Episode 199 (40) 147 (37) 52 (51) 0.016 168 (38) 31 (52) 0.050
Manic or Hypomanic Episode 97 (20) 80 (20) 17 (17) 0.380 84 (19) 13 (22) 0.654
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 129 (26) 93 (24) 36 (35) 0.021 113 (26) 16 (27) 0.901
Panic Disorder 104 (21) 80 (20) 24 (23) 0.513 91 (21) 13 (22) 0.880
Mood Disorder with Psychotic Features 84 (17) 68 (17) 16 (16) 0.698 73 (17) 11 (18) 0.758
Psychotic Disorder 263 (53) 218 (56) 44 (43) 0.021 236 (54) 27 (45) 0.190
Suicidality (moderate/high) 168 (34) 128 (33) 40 (39) 0.232 144 (33) 24 (40) 0.234
Multiple mental disorders (≥2) 240 (48) 179 (46) 61 (59) 0.013 207 (47) 33 (55) 0.267
Less severe cluster of mental disorder 264 (53) 194 (49) 70 (68) 0.001 230 (53) 34 (57) 0.557
Severe cluster of mental disorder 363 (73) 299 (76) 63 (61) 0.002 318 (73) 45 (75) 0.715
Alcohol dependence 121 (24) 95 (24) 26 (25) 0.822 104 (24) 17 (28) 0.443
Substance dependence 288 (58) 217 (55) 71 (69) 0.012 257 (59) 31 (52) 0.293
Any physical illness 453 (91) 355 (90) 98 (95) 0.122 398 (91 55 (92) 0.880
Blood-borne Infectious diseases (HIV/HCV/HBV) 157 (32) 113 (29) 44 (43) 0.009 145 (34) 12 (20) 0.042
Multiple physical illness (≥2) 402 (81) 306 (78) 96 (93) 0.000 353 (81) 49 (82) 0.870
Head injury 270 (56) 211 (56) 58 (57) 0.830 234 (55) 36 (62) 0.322
General Health (fair/poor) 235 (48) 171 (44) 64 (62) 0.001 211 (48 24 (40) 0.222
  1. Bolded p-values indicate significance at p ≤ 0.10.