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Table 1 Characteristics of young consumers who received care through ATAPS, July 2003 to June 2012 (N = 51 716)

From: Uptake of a national primary mental health program by young people in Australia

  Frequency Percent
Gender   
  Female 35 590 68.8
  Male 15 281 29.5
  Missing 845 1.6
Age (years)   
  12–14 5 929 11.5
  15–17 10 819 20.9
  18–21 17 411 33.7
  22–25 17 557 33.9
Low income   
  Yes 33 498 64.8
  No 7 333 14.2
  Unknown 7 794 15.1
  Missing 3 091 6.0
Previous psychiatric care   
  Yes 17 145 33.2
  No 22 970 44.4
  Unknown 7 543 14.6
  Missing 4 058 7.8
Aboriginal   
  Yes 2 055 4.0
  No 40 635 78.1
  Unknown 5 417 10.5
  Missing 3 879 7.5
Torres Strait Islander a   
  Yes 224 0.4
  No 41 245 79.8
  Unknown 5 693 11.0
  Missing 4 554 8.8
Diagnosis b   
  Alcohol and drug use disorders 2 480 4.8
  Psychotic disorders 818 1.6
  Depression 28 301 54.7
  Anxiety disorders 22 128 42.8
  Unexplained somatic disorders 870 1.7
  Other 9 912 19.2
  No formal diagnosis 50 0.1
  Unknown 1 103 2.1
  Missing 7 880 15.2
  1. aRefers to the Indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia, as distinct from other Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
  2. bMultiple responses permitted.