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Table 5 Violent victimization among detainees with and without medical appointments and unmet health care needs

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

  Health service appointment Unmet health care need
Appointment
n = 95
n (%)
No appointment
n = 104
n (%)
OR (95% CI) χ 2 p Unmet need
n = 84
n = (%)
No unmet need
n = 115
n = (%)
OR (95% CI) χ 2 p
Violent victimization
 1. Medical attentiona 17 (17.9) 16 (15.4) 1.2 [0.6, 2,5] 0.23 .634 16 (19.0) 17 (14.8) 1.4 [0.6, 2.9] 0.64 .424
 2. Visible injuryb 33 (34.7) 30 (28.8) 1.3 [0.7, 2.3] 0.80 .732 33 (39.3) 30 (26.1) 1.8 [1.0, 3.4] 3.90 .048
 3. No visible injuryc 25 (26.3) 22 (21.2) 1.3 [0.7, 2.6] 0.73 .392 26 (31.0) 21 (18.3) 2.0 [1.0, 3.9] 4.33 .037
 4. Threat 38 (40.4) 28 (26.9) 1.8 [1.0, 3.3] 4.05 .044 38 (45.8) 28 (24.3) 2.6 [1.4, 4.8] 9.97 .002
 5. Severe violence (1 + 2) 38 (40.0) 35 (33.7) 1.3 [0.7, 2.3] 0.86 .353 37 (44.0) 36 (31.3) 1.7 [1.0, 3.1] 3.40 .065
 6. Violence (1 + 2 + 3) 43 (45.3) 43 (41.3) 1.2 [0.7, 2.1] 0.31 .577 40 (47.6) 46 (40.0) 1.4 [0.8, 2.4] 1.15 .284
 7. Any (1 + 2 + 3 + 4) 54 (56.8) 50 (48.1) 1.4 [0.8, 2.5] 1.53 .216 52 (61.9) 52 (45.2) 2.0 [1.1, 3.5] 5.42 .020
  1. 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
  4. cSubjected to violence that did not cause visible injuries