Table 3

HF ER-ICM Participant Demographics
TOTAL SAMPLE1
N=204 % Missing
Mean (±SD) or N(%)
DEMOGRAPHICS
Age (years) 38.6 ± 12.1 0 (0.0)
Gender 0 (0.0)
 Female 70 (34.3)
 Male 130 (63.7)
 Other2 4 (2.0)
Country of birth 0 (0.0)
 Afghanistan 4 (2.0)
 Canada 50 (24.0)
 China 5 (2.5)
 Ethiopia 9 (4.4)
 Ghana 5 (2.5)
 Haiti 3 (1.5)
 Hong Kong 3 (1.5)
 India 3 (1.5)
 Iran 6 (2.9)
 Jamaica 26 (12.7)
 Mexico 3 (1.5)
 Philippines 4 (2.0)
 Somalia 8 (3.9)
 Sri Lanka 10 (4.9)
 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4 (2.0)
 Trinidad and Tobago 6 (2.9)
 Vietnam 4 (2.0)
 Other4 51(25.0)
Native language 0 (0.0)
 English 89 (43.6)
 French 7 (3.4)
 Other 108 (52.9)
Ethnic or cultural identity 0 (0.0)
 Black - Africa 40 (19.6)
 Black - Canada 25 (12.3)
 Black - Caribbean 45 (22.1)
 East Asian 12 (5.9)
 Indian-Caribbean 2 (1.0)
 Latin American 10 (4.9)
 Middle Eastern 15 (7.4)
 Mixed Background 22 (10.8)
 South Asian 21 (10.3)
 Southeast Asian 12 (5.9)
HOMELESSNESS
Current housing status  0 (0.0)
 Absolutely homeless 185 (90.7)
 Precariously housed 19 (9.3)
Total length of homelessness during lifetime (years) 3.48 ± 4.64 5 (2.5)
Longest period of homelessness (years) 1.84 ± 2.58 1 (0.4)
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Education history 0 (0.0)
 Didn’t complete high school 87 (42.6)
 Completed high school 40 (19.6)
 Completed at least some post-secondary 77 (37.7)
Currently employed  10 (4.9)
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
MCAS score 65.5 ± 3.15 0 (0.0)
Written documentation of a mental disorder 42 (20.6) 2 (1.0)
MINI Results 0 (0.0)
 Current Depressive Episode 81 (39.7)
 Current Manic Episode or Hypomanic Episode 15 (7.4)
 Current Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 48 (23.5)
 Current Panic Disorder 36 (17.6)
 Current Mood Disorder with Psychotic Features 48 (23.5)
 Current Psychotic Disorder 74 (36.3)
 Current Alcohol Dependence 39 (19.1)
 Current Substance Dependence 50 (24.5)
 Current Alcohol Abuse 31 (15.2)
 Current Substance Abuse 19 (9.3)
 Current Suicidality
Low 71 (34.8)
Moderate 44 (21.6)
High 15 (7.4)

1 For the total sample, percentages shown were calculated as proportion of the total sample (N = 575) and therefore the column totals for each variables will not add up to 100% if data was missing (see adjacent column with N and% Missing in total sample).

2 “Other” category includes individuals who identify as Transgendered, Transsexual or Other.

3 The “Other” category for country of birth includes individuals born in countries not listed. These individuals were born in countries representing the following broad geographic regions: Africa, N=21; Caribbean, N=5; Central and South America, N=5; East Asia, N=5; Europe, N=4; Middle East, N=4; South Asia, N=4; and Southeast Asia, N=3.

Stergiopoulos et al.

Stergiopoulos et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:345   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-345

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