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Table 2 Prevalence of emotional/behavioural/addictions/substance use concerns in MHA caregiver sample

From: The needs and service preferences of caregivers of youth with mental health and/or addictions concerns

Background Youth with MHA issue
Mean (SD) or Count (% in group)
Caregiver Relationship to Youth
 Biological parent 217 (83.8)
 Adoptive parent 18 (6.9)
 Legal guardian 11 (4.2)
 Relative (grandparent, aunt/uncle, cousin, sibling) 6 (2.3)
 Step-parent 7 (2.7)
Issues
 Difficulties with academics 126 (49.6)
 Outbursts of anger or rage 105 (41.3)
 Difficulty sleeping 103 (40.6)
 Lacking energy or motivation 100 (39.4)
 Worrying constantly 98 (38.6)
 Frequent or abnormal mood swings 97 (38.2)
 Excessive technology use 96 (37.8)
 Poor concentration or memory 85 (33.5)
 Mean number of issues/youth 7.38 (5.3)
Diagnoses
 Depression 78 (30.1)
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 72 (27.8)
 Generalized Anxiety 55 (21.2)
 Autism Spectrum Disorder 32 (12.4)
 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 21 (8.1)
 Mean number of diagnoses/youth 1.40 (1.14)
Diagnosis Type
 Mental Health Diagnosis only 99 (38.2)
 Behavioural Diagnosis only 93 (35.9)
 None 52 (20.1)
 Concurrent (Mental Health and Addiction) 10 (3.9)
 Behavioural and Addiction 3 (1.2)
 Dual Diagnosis 2 (0.8)
 Addiction Only 0 (0)
Substances
 None 161 (62.2)
 Cannabinoids 55 (21.2)
 Cigarettes/Nicotine 48 (18.5)
 Alcohol 38 (14.7)
 Prescription Narcotics 11 (4.2)
 Stimulants 10 (3.9)