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Table 1 Pre-enrollment MHRC participant characteristics (N = 133)

From: Does gender matter? Exploring mental health recovery court legal and health outcomes

  MHRC participants  
  Women (44) Men (89) pvalue
Demographics    
Age mean (SD) 35.8 (12.0) 35.4 (13.5) .853
Race % (#)    .125
White 61.4% (14) 59.6% (53)
Black 31.8% (14) 34.8% (31)
Hispanic 0.0% (0) 4.5% (4)
Employment    .479
Not in labor force 25.0% (11) 29.2% (26)
In labor force, unemployed 59.1% (26) 61.8% (55)
In labor force, employed 15.9% (7) 9.0% (8)
Marital status    .529
Not married 88.4% (39) 84.3% (75)
Married 11.6% (5) 15.7% (14)
Charge Leading to MHRC % (#)    .338
Domestic violence 20.5% (9) 15.7% (14)
Assault, non-DV 6.8% (3) 12.4% (11)
Substance use-related 27.3% (12) 14.6% (13)
Ordinance violation 15.6% (7) 19.1% (17)
Non-assault crime 29.5% (13) 38.2% (34)
Point of Entry into MHRC % (#)    .348
Diversion 54.3% (19) 63.6% (49)
Probation 45.7% (16) 36.4% (28)
Principle Psychiatric Diagnosis At MHRC Enrollment % (#)    .034
Schizophrenia 13.6% (6) 36.0% (32)
Mood disorder 22.7% (10) 24.7% (10)
Bipolar disorder 38.6% (17) 22.5% (20)
Psychotic disorder 4.5% (4) 5.6% (5)
Borderline disorder 13.6% (6) 2.2% (2)
  1. NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100% due to the removal of categories with gender sub-groups that have only a single member.