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Table 4 Violent victimization and health service utilization among detainees with severe and non-severe mental disorders

From: Violent victimization and health service utilization in a forensic psychiatric context: a comparison between offenders with mental disorders and matched controls

  Severe mental disorder
n = 92
n (%) NA
Non-severe mental disorder
n = 108
n (%) NA
OR (95% CI) χ 2 p
Violent victimization
 1. Medical attentiona 10 (11.0) 1 23 (21.3) 0 2.2 [1.0, 4.9] 3.79 .051
 2. Visible injuryb 18 (19.8) 1 45 (41.7) 0 2.9 [1.5, 5.5] 10.93 .001
 3. No visible injuryc 14 (15.4) 1 33 (30.6) 0 2.4 [1.2, 4.9] 6.30 .012
 4. Threat 24 (26.7) 2 42 (38.9) 0 1.8 [1.0, 3.2] 3.30 .069
 5. Severe violence (1 + 2) 22 (24.2) 1 51 (47.2) 0 2.8 [1.5, 5.2] 11.29 .001
 6. Violence (1 + 2 + 3) 29 (31.9) 1 57 (52.8) 0 2.4 [1.3, 4.3] 8.80 .003
 7. Any (1 + 2 + 3 + 4) 40 (44.0) 1 64 (59.3) 0 1.9 [1.1, 3.3] 4.64 .031
Health service utilization
 8. Appointment 42 (46.2) 1 53 (49.1) 0 1.1 [0.6–2.0] 0.17 .681
 9. Unmet need 35 (38.5) 1 49 (45.4) 0 1.3 [0.8–2.3] 0.97 .326
  1. NA missing, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aSubjected to violence that required medical attention
  3. bSubjected to violence that caused visible injuries but that did not require medical attention. cSubjected to violence that did not cause visible injuries