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Table 3 Treatment outcomes at three-month post-discharge (versus pre-admission)

From: Koori voices: self-harm, suicide attempts, arrests and substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents following residential treatment

Used once or more in the last month
 Three months post-discharge 
Pre admissionYes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Total
n (%)
ATS
 Yes9 (10.1%)24 (27.0%)33 (37.1%)
 No5 (5.6%)51 (57.3%)56 (62.9%)
 Total14 (15.7%)75 (84.3%)89 (100%)
Cannabis
 Yes57 (64.0%)22 (24.7%)79 (88.8%)
 No4 (4.5%)6 (6.7%)10 (11.2%)
 Total61 (68.5%)28 (31.5%)89 (100%)
Tobacco
 Yes60 (67.4%)12 (13.5%)72 (80.9%)
 No11 (12.4%)6 (6.7%)17 (19.1%)
 Total71 (79.8%)18 (20.2%)89 (100%)
Spending time with family and with friends who do not use drugs
 Three months post discharge 
Pre admissionNo/little time n (%)Fair amount/ a lot of time
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Spending time with family
 No/little time37 (41.6%)14 (15.7%)51 (57.3%)
 Fair amount/ a lot of time14 (15.7%)24 (27.0%)38 (42.7%)
 Total51 (57.3%)38 (42.7%)89 (100%)
Spending time with friends who do not use drugs
 No/little time59 (66.3%)19 (21.3%)78 (87.6%)
 Fair amount/ a lot of time8 (9.0%)3 (3.4%)11 (12.4%)
 Total67 (75.3%)22 (24.7%)89 (100%)
Attempted to end life or self-harmed
 Three months post discharge 
Pre admissionYes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Attempted to end life in the last three months)
 Yes0 (0.0%)18 (20.2%)18 (20.2%)
 No3 (3.4%)68 (76.4%)71 (79.8%)
 Total3 (3.4%)86 (96.6%)89 (100%)
Self-harmed in the last three months
 Yes4 (4.5%)23 (25.8%)27 (30.3%)
 No2 (2.2%)60 (67.4%)62 (69.7%)
 Total6 (6.7%)83 (93.3%)89 (100%)
Currently engaged in work or study
 Three months post discharge 
Pre admissionYes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Total
n (%)
 Yes22 (24.7%)15 (16.9%)37 (41.6%)
 No16 (18.0%)36 (40.4%)52 (58.4%)
 Total38 (42.7%)51 (57.3%)89 (100%)
Number of arrests in the last 3 months
 Three months post-discharge 
Pre admissionNone
n (%)
One or more
n (%)
Total
n (%)
 None16 (19.3%)4 (4.8%)20 (24.1%)
 One or more39 (47.0%)24 (28.9%)63 (75.9%)
 Total55 (66.3%)28 (33.7%)83 (100%)