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Table 2 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics by group

From: Post-hospital medical respite care for homeless people in Denmark: a randomized controlled trial and cost-utility analysis

CharacteristicsTotal
N = 96
Intervention group
(n = 53)
Control group
(n = 43)
Age, mean (SD)48 (10)48 (10)47 (10)
Men, n (%)87 (91)49 (92)38 (88)
Had social security number, n (%)76 (79)41 (77)35 (81)
Drug and alcohol use, n (%) (n = 74)a
 Alcohol52 (70)29 (67)23 (74)
 Benzodiazepines and/or hash18 (19)11 (21)7 (16)
 Central nervous system medication and/or opioid17 (22)10 (19)7 (16)
 No abuse12 (13)7 (13)5 (12)
Housing status, n (%)
 Homeless55 (57)33 (62)22 (51)
 Functional homeless13 (14)8 (15)5 (12)
 Otherb12 (13)5 (9)7 (16)
Education, n (%)
 9 years or less34 (35)16 (30)18 (42)
 More than 9 years21 (22)14 (27)7 (16)
 Not listed/Unknown41 (43)23 (43)18 (42)
Social benefits 52 weeks prior to baseline, n (%)
 Not eligible23 (24)14 (26)9 (21)
 Eligible73 (76)39 (74)34 (79)
Cash assistancec
 No cash assistance31 (42)15 (38)16 (47)
 Cash assistance 52 weeks23 (32)14 (36)9 (26)
 Cash assistance between 1 and 51 weeks19 (26)10 (26)9 (26)
Disability pensionc
 No disability pension56 (77)31 (79)25 (74)
 Disability pension more than 1 week17 (23)8 (21)9 (26)
 Other benefitsc8 (11)4 (10)4 (12)
Hospital admissions 2 years prior to inclusion, n (%)
Somatic
 1–3 admissions32 (33)18 (34)14 (33)
  > 3 admissions41 (43)22 (42)19 (44)
Psychiatric
 1–3 admissions13 (14)8 (15)5 (12)
  > 3 admissions16 (17)7 (13)9 (21)
Psychiatric diagnosis, n (%)46 (48)24 (44)22 (51)
Charlson Comorbidity Indexd0,740,630,86
  1. aInformation on drug and alcohol use based on 74 of the 96 participants
  2. bNot registered in the Danish Population Registry, but do not see themselves as homeless
  3. cPercentages of cash assistance, disability pension, and other benefits were calculated from the 73 persons eligible for social benefits
  4. dCharlson Comorbidity Index score and psychiatric diagnosis was estimated using data from 2009 until inclusion