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Table 1 Demographic, psychiatric and social behavioral characteristics of psychiatric intake response center patients at mid-western childrens hospital, 2010-20111

From: Risk factors for rehospitalization and inpatient care among pediatric psychiatric intake response center patients

Characteristics Percent (Frequency) Mean
Demographic
Gender (n = 260)   
  Male 50.38% (131)  
  Female 49.62% (129)  
Age (n = 260)   13.43
  <= 12 Years 32.3% (84)  
  13-14 Years 22.3% (58)  
  15-16 Years 26.1% (68)  
  > = 17 Years 19.2% (50)  
Race/Ethnicity (n = 256)   
  Caucasian 79.69% (204)  
  African-American 14.45% (37)  
  Other2 6.86% (15)  
Insurance status (n = 240)   
  Medicaid 53.75% (129)  
  Private 32.08% (77)  
  More than one type 10.00% (24)  
  Self-Pay 4.17% (10)  
Family structure (n = 250)   
  Divorced/Single parent 58% (145)  
  Two parent household 30.8% (77)  
  Foster, group home, jail 6% (15)  
  Family guardian 5.2% (13)  
Psychiatric
No. of visits to PIRC (n = 260)   1.36
  1 Visit 79.62% (207)  
  2-10 Visits 21.38% (53)  
Current treatment (n = 260)   
  Yes 45.38% (118)  
  No 54.62% (142)  
Known past diagnosis (n = 260)   
  Yes 68.85% (179)  
  No 31.15% (81)  
Reason for referral (n = 260)   
  Suicidal 42.91% (109)  
  Behavioral issues3 18.50% (47)  
  Mood-Related issues4 18.50% (47)  
  Aggression/Homicidal 7.87% (20)  
  Self-Injury 6.69% (17)  
  Substance use5 3.15% (8)  
  Psychotic/Delusional 2.36% (6)  
Outcome recommendation (n = 260)   
  Outpatient 41.15% (107)  
  Inpatient 37.69% (98)  
  Partial 20.38% (53)  
Global assessment functioning score (n = 260)   33.63
  10-20 32.18% (84)  
  21-30 16.86% (44)  
  31-40 31.42% (82)  
  41-50 14.56% (38)  
  51-65 4.98% (13)  
Social behavioral
Harmful behaviors (n = 260)   
  Suicidal 53.08% (138)  
  Self-Harm 48.46% (126)  
  Violence or destruction 48.46% (126)  
  Homicidal 9.23% (24)  
  Animal abuse 9.62% (25)  
Substance use (n = 259)   
  Yes 22.73% (59)  
  No 77.22% (200)  
Victimization (n = 260)   
  None 37.69% (98)  
  Bullied 24.62% (64)  
  Physical abuse 20.38% (53)  
  Sexual abuse 18.08% (47)  
  Emotional abuse 11.54% (30)  
  Neglect 9.23% (24)  
  Witness to violence 21.15% (55)  
  Multiple types 18.22% (47)  
Educational (n = 260)   
  Concentration problems 43.08% (112)  
  Attention problems 40.00% (104)  
  Ind. education plan 32.31% (84)  
  Motivation problems 27.69% (72)  
  1. 1Not all items add up to 100% due to categories not being mutually exclusive for some individuals.
  2. 2”Other” includes Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, and unspecified other.
  3. 3“Behavioral Issues” includes “Behavioral”, “Out Of Control (OOC)”, “Run away”, “Eating disorder”, “Psychiatric care”.
  4. 4“Mood-Related Issues” includes “Anger”, “Mood swings”, “Depression”, “Anxiety”.
  5. 5“Substance Use” includes “drug use”, “ingestor”, “meds”, “OD/Overdose”, “Withdrawal”.