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Table 2 The therapists' gender specific assessments of 230 inmates' main problem areas (each patient may bee allocated more than one problem), and the same problem areas in percentages of the total prison population (N = 928).

From: Mental health consultations in a prison population: a descriptive study

PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEM AREA Male patients N = 210 Female patients N = 20 Total patient population N = 230 Total prison population N = 928
  n % n % n % %
Psychoactive substance use 109 52 14 70 123 54 13
Depression 98 47 12 60 110 48 12
Personality deviance 94 45 10 50 104 45 11
Anxiety * 85 41 13 65 98 43 11
Posttraumatic stress 38 18 2 10 40 17 4
Psychosis 21 10 4 20 25 11 3
ADHD 9 4 4 20 13 6 1
Sexual deviation 9 4 0 0 9 4 1
Other ** 9 4 0 0 9 4 1
  1. * Significant gender difference (Chi square test, 1DF, p = 0.03)
  2. ** Obsessive compulsive disorder, Pathological gambling, Eating disorder, Kleptomania, Adjustment disorder