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Table 4 Baseline data on Floresco clients

From: A mixed methods evaluation of an integrated adult mental health service model

  All Floresco clients who had at least one occasion of service (n = 2162)a Follow-up study participants (n = 43)
Age: Mean (range) 41 years (18–90) 40 years (19–62)
Sex: % (n)
 Female 60.6% (684) 58.1% (25)
 Male 39.4% (445) 41.9% (18)
English as first language: % (n) 95.3% (41)
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander: % (n) 9.3% (4)
Government benefits as main income source: % (n) 74.4% (32)
Currently doing any paid work: % (n) 23.3% (10)
Highest educational qualification: % (n)
 University qualification (including post-graduate) 11.6% (5)
 Other post-school qualification 62.8% (27)
 Year 12 or equivalent 7.0% (3)
 Year 11 or equivalent 2.3% (1)
 Year 10 or equivalent 9.3% (4)
 Year 9 or equivalent 7.0% (3)
Referral source: % (n)
 GP or other non-government health care provider 59.1% (872) 0
 Self/family/friend 17.1% (252) 0
 Other community service 12.1% (179) 0
 Public mental health service 11.7% (173) 100% (43)
Mental health diagnosisbc
 Mood disorders: % (n) 67.3% (614) 79.1% (34)
 Anxiety disorders: % (n) 53.8% (491) 65.1% (28)
 Psychosis: % (n) 10.3% (94) 23.3% (10)
 Other: % (n) 20.6% (188) 20.9% (9)
 Average number of diagnoses per client 1.5 1.9
Suicide riskc: % (n)
 Lifetime history of suicide attempt 3.6% (78)
 Current suicidal ideation within 12 months 3.3% (72) 72.1% (31)
 History of self-harm 2.0% (42)
 Current deliberate self-harm within 12 months 0.7% (15) 30.2% (13)
 None of the above 7.1% (153)
Additional factors affecting mental health at intakec: % (n)
 Social isolation 6.0% (129) 69.8% (30)
 Financial strain 60.5% (26)
 Physical health concern 5.8% (126) 37.2% (16)
 History of sexual or physical assault or abuse 2.2% (47) 41.9% (18)
 Homeless or at risk of homelessness 1.5% (32) 48.8% (21)
 Unemployment/employment issues 51.2% (25)
 Relationship problems 18.6% (8)
  1. a Missing data ranged from 33 to 683 observations
  2. b For the all Floresco clients group, mental health diagnosis was available for 913 clients (42.3%); other diagnosis category includes eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, trichotillomania, sleep disorder, irritability and anger, adult onset ADHD, trauma and stress
  3. c Categories are not mutually exclusive