Table 2

The therapists' gender specific assessments of 230 inmates' main problem areas (each patient may bee allocated more than one problem), and the same problem areas in percentages of the total prison population (N = 928).

PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEM AREA

Male patients N = 210

Female patients N = 20

Total patient population N = 230

Total prison population N = 928


n

%

n

%

n

%

%


Psychoactive substance use

109

52

14

70

123

54

13

Depression

98

47

12

60

110

48

12

Personality deviance

94

45

10

50

104

45

11

Anxiety *

85

41

13

65

98

43

11

Posttraumatic stress

38

18

2

10

40

17

4

Psychosis

21

10

4

20

25

11

3

ADHD

9

4

4

20

13

6

1

Sexual deviation

9

4

0

0

9

4

1

Other **

9

4

0

0

9

4

1


* Significant gender difference (Chi square test, 1DF, p = 0.03)

** Obsessive compulsive disorder, Pathological gambling, Eating disorder, Kleptomania, Adjustment disorder

Kjelsberg et al. BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-6-27

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