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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of clients presenting to PAS (N =1997)

From: Ten-year audit of clients presenting to a specialised service for young people experiencing or at increased risk for psychosis

Characteristic (%) Overall A: Existing psychosis (in pre-PAS period) B: Recent psychosis (during PAS presentation window) C: Ultra High Risk (UHR) group D: Non-psychosis MH disorders E: Uncertain
(N =1997) (N =289) (N =395) (N =191) (N =872) (N =250)
Gender (% males) 59.0 68.5 62.8 57.1 56.3 52.8
Age       
Mean (SD) 19.2 (4.5) 21.0 (4.7) 19.6 (3.8) 17.6 (3.0) 18.9 (4.6) 19.1 (5.5)
Less than 18 years (%) 55.6 36.0 52.7 70.7 59.2 59.2
Referral source       
Self or family 18.4 5.9 12.2 16.8 23.1 28.0
Community MH 13.5 21.1 20.3 8.9 10.7 7.2
Hospital 14.8 42.9 15.4 6.3 10.1 4.4
GP 2.7 0.7 3.5 3.1 3.2 1.6
Other services 17.5 5.9 13.7 17.8 23.2 17.2
Unknown 33.0 23.5 34.9 47.1 29.8 41.6
Other demographic information available 53.6 46.4 71.9 67.5 44.6 -
Characteristics of clients with available demographic data (%) (N =936) (N =134) (N =284) (N =129) (N =368)  
Marital status       
Single 92.9 92.5 92.6 96.9 92.0  
Educational level       
High school only 86.8 86.4 84.4 89.1 87.9  
Accommodation       
Live with family 77.9 81.2 78.9 81.3 74.9  
Live in house/flat 16.3 12.8 16.5 15.6 17.6  
Short term 5.8 6.0 4.6 3.1 7.5  
Employment status       
Employed 21.1 24.6 18.4 23.0 21.2  
Unemployed 43.8 57.5 46.3 27.8 42.4  
Student 35.2 17.9 35.3 49.2 36.4