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Table 1 Demographics, psychiatric diagnoses, and substance abuse disorders of originally assigned groupsa

From: Housing First for Long-Term Shelter Dwellers with Psychiatric Disabilities in a Suburban County: A Four-Year Study of Housing Access and Retention

  Pathways (n = 105) Consortium (n = 104) Control (n = 51)
N % N % N %
Sex
    Male 71 67.6 83 79.8 39 76.5
    Female 34 32.4 21 20.2 12 23.5
Race
    African-American 63 60 56 53.8 28 54.9
    Hispanic 8 7.6 13 12.5 7 13.7
    Caucasian 30 28.6 29 27.9 14 27.5
    Other 1 0.9 2 1.9 0 0
    Unreported 3 2.9 4 3.9 2 3.9
Alcohol
    Dependence/Abuse 48 45.7 36 34.6 21 41.2
    Dependence/Abuse in Remission 9 8.6 18 17.3 8 15.7
    Unspecified 0 0 3 0 5 9.8
Drug
    Dependence/Abuse 54 51.4 33 31.7 20 39.2
    Dependence/Abuse in Remission 8 7.6 19 18.3 8 15.7
    Unspecified 3 2.9 3 2.9 3 5.9
Mental Illness
    Schizophrenia 48 45.7 45 43.3 16 31.4
    Major Depressive Disorder 12 11.4 15 14.4 6 11.8
    Bipolar Disorder 19 18.1 18 17.3 12 23.5
    Shizoaffective Disorder 11 10.5 2 1.9 2 3.9
    Other 10 9.5 15 14.4 11 21.6
    Information unavailable 5 4.8 9 8.7 4 7.8
  1. aDemographic characteristics were not available for participants who were randomly assigned to Housing First in the second and third rounds of the project