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Table 1 Client Demographic details for the whole sample in sub-groupings for trauma/PTSD (n = 27)

From: Posttraumatic stress disorder: An exploratory study examining rates of trauma and PTSD and its effect on client outcomes in community mental health

Variable PTSD n = 9 Trauma/no PTSD n = 11 No Lifetime Trauma n = 7
Gender M/F 5/4 5/6 4/3
Mean Age 34(SD = 12.2) 39(SD = 11) 37(SD = 14)
Country of Birth    
Australia 5 9 6
Indigenous 0 0 0
Overseas 4 2 1
Highest educational level    
Completed Secondary -Junior Level 5 4 4
Completed Secondary- Senior Level 3 6 1
Tertiary 1 1 2
Marital status    
Single never married 7 7 4
Married 1 2 1
Divorced/Separated 1 2 1
Widowed 0 0 1
Employment Status    
Employed 3 0 1
Unemployed 5 11 4
Student 1 0 0
Homemaker 0 0 2
Main Source of Income    
Government Payment 8 11 6
Private 1 0 1
Primary Diagnostic Profile    
Schizophrenia – various types 4 7 5
Borderline Personality Disorder 4 1 0
Depression 1 1 1
Bipolar Affective Disorder 0 2 1
Mean age of onset for primary diagnosis 25(SD = 12.5) 25(SD = 11.2) 25 (SD= 7.9)
Dual Diagnosis (co-occurrence substance misuse) 7 5 1
Mean number years with Tx service 5 (SD= 3.4) 8 (SD= 3.2) 8 (SD= 2.6)
Persons subject to involuntary mental health order at time of study 0 1 3
Mean number recorded contacts with CM over 12 months 29 (SD = 7) n = 5 21 (SD7.5) n = 7 33 (9) n = 5
Mean time in hours of contacts 17.5(SD= 6.5) 13(SD = 6.3) 14.6(SD = 3.2)