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Table 2 Summary of key client and staff characteristics

From: “I just feel comfortable out here, there’s something about the place”: staff and client perceptions of a remote Australian Aboriginal drug and alcohol rehabilitation service

Characteristics Clients Staff
N (%)
Total participants 12 9
Age (mean, years) 35 (range 21–51, SD 9.07) 48 (range 36–61, SD 8.54)
Aboriginality 11 (91) 6 (67)
Gender
  Male 12 (100) 7 (88)
  Female n/a 2 (22)
Referral type
  Criminal justice 7 (59) n/a
  Self-referred 3 (25) n/a
  Other services 2 (17) n/a
Length of time in treatment (mean, days) 48 (range 4–120, SD 34.09) n/a
 1–30 days 5 (42) n/a
 31–59 days 2 (17) n/a
 60–90 days 4 (33) n/a
 91 > days 1 (8) n/a
Length of time employed at OH (mean, yrs) n/a 2.6 (range 1–5, SD 1.43)
Prior incarceration 12 (100) 5 (56)
Prior substance misuse 12 (100) 6 (67)
Prior residential rehabilitation admission 7 (58) 5 (56)
Self-reported mental health issues 12 (100) n/a
Self-reported history of trauma 12 (100) 6 (67)