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Table 5 Prevalence of mental disorders among youth

From: Mental health of people detained within the justice system in Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis

  Mental ill health Mood disorder Substance use
Pooled prevalence (95% CI) 0.61 (0.17–1.00*) 0.24 (0.14–0.35) 0.22 (0.08–0.36)
Heterogeneity chi2 422.59 (p<0.001) 4.93 (p=0.08) 95.75 (p<0.001)
I2 99.29% 59.46% 95.82%
Number of studies 4 3 5
  1. Psychotic disorders were not included in this table, as only one youth study measured this outcome (Atilola 2012 “Prevalence and correlates…” [6])
  2. *For clarity, this confidence interval is truncated at 1.00 as its upper bound