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Table 1 Socio-demographic, diagnostic and sentence-related characteristics of DTCV Participants (n = 631)

From: Beyond recidivism: changes in health and social service involvement following exposure to drug treatment court

Variables DTCV Participants (n = 631)
n (%)
Age at enrolment in years
 Mean (SD) 34.9 (9.0)
Gender
 Men 402 (64)
 Women 229 (36)
Ethnicity
 White 338 (54)
 Aboriginal 204 (33)
 Other 80 (13)
Education level
 Grade 9 or less 94 (15)
 Grade 10/11 261 (43)
 Grade 12 192 (32)
 Vocational /University 60 (10)
Program status (last episode)
 Graduated 152 (24)
 Didn’t graduate 479 (76)
Year of enrolment (first episode)
 Before 2005 245 (39)
 Between 2005 and 2007 230 (36)
 After 2007 156 (25)
Number of admissions
 Single 513 (81)
 Multiple 118 (19)
History of mental disorder (last 5 years)
 No mental disorder 180 (29)
 NSMD only 57 (9)
 SUD only 135 (21)
 Both NSMD & SUD 259 (41)
Number of sentences (last 2 years)
 Mean (SD) 2.7 (4.3)
Number of drug related offences (last 2 years)
 Mean (SD) 1.1 (1.5)
Number of breach offences (last 2 years)
 Mean (SD) 0.7 (1.5)
Number of property offences (last 2 years)
 Mean (SD) 1.1 (2.4)
  1. DTCV Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver, NSMD non-substance related mental disorders, SD standard deviation, SUD substance use disorders