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Table 1 Characteristics of the 192 patients

From: Admissions to acute adolescent psychiatric units: a prospective study of clinical severity and outcome

   Test of differences between the four units
  Proportion χ2 d.f. Pb
Sex (female) 70% 3.6 3 0.306
Living arrangements:   28.8 21 0.120
   With one parent 38%    
   With both parents 31%    
   With one parent and one stepparent 10%    
   Institution 10%    
   Alone or with others 6%    
   Foster care 4%    
Child Protection Service involved at intake 24% 6.1 3 0.108
Suicidal problems at intake:   10.7 12 0.556
   Suicide attempt before intake 10%    
   Specific suicidal plans 10%    
   Suicidal ideation without any associated plans 38%    
   Passive wish to die 12%    
   No suicidal problems 26%    
   Missing 4%    
Influenced (probably/definitely) by substances at intake 10% 1.7 3 0.635
Main disordera (grouped):   22.5 15 0.095
   No disorder from Axis One 16%    
   Affective 28%    
   Externalizing 26%    
   Neurotic 18%    
   Psychosis 11%    
   Eating 2%    
Developmental disorder: 14% 1.7 3 0.629
  1. a Main disorder from Axis One in the ICD-10 Multiaxial Classification [43].
  2. b We did not correct the P values for multiple comparisons.