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Table 2 Socio-demographic data of users (N = 25)

From: Evaluation of the implementation of the Montreal at home/chez soi project

Variables CO-ICM (n = 10) HSSC-ICM (n = 6) HSSC-ACT (n = 9) Total (n = 25)
Average age (s.d.) 49.10 (6.00) 43.83 (12.84) 46.11 (10.30) 46.76 (9.37)
Gender (%)
Women 3 (30) 3 (50) 2 (22.2) 8 (32)
Men 7 (70) 3 (50) 7 (77.8) 17 (68)
Race (%)
White or Caucasian 8 (80) 4 (66.7) 9 (100) 21 (84)
Other 2 (20) 2 (33.3) - 4 (16)
Mother tongue (%)
English 3 (30) 4 (66.7) 2 (22.2) 9 (36)
French 6 (60) 2 (33.3) 7 (77.8) 15 (60)
Other 1 (10) - - 1 (4)
Education level (%)     
Primary school 3 (30) 2 (33.3) 2 (22.2) 7 (28)
High school 5 (50) 1 (16.7) 5 (55.6) 11(44)
College 2 (20) 1 (16.7) - 3 (12)
University - 2 (33.3) 2 (22.2) 4 (16)
Average time spent with the project in months (s.d.) 7 (3.39) 7 (2.19) 4.67 (2.39) 6.13 (2.89)
Average time spent on the street in years (s.d.) 6.28 (6.51) 5.50 (8.31) 9.73 (9.51) 7.41 (7.97)
Main reasons why living on the street (%)
Poverty 5 (50) 2 (33.3) - 9 (50)
Cost of housing 7 (70) 3 (50) 2 (22.2) 12 (66.7)
Physical health problems 3 (30) 1 (16.7) 1 (11.1) 5 (27.8)
Mental health issues 7 (70) 3 (50) - 10 (55.6)
Substance-abuse issues (alcohol, drugs, gambling) 3 (30) 3 (50) 1 (11.1) 7 (38.9)
Other issues* 2 (20) 4 (66.7) - 6 (33.3)
  1. *Job loss, marital problems, legal problems.