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Table 1 Demographics of patients with psychiatric disorder or substance abuse

From: Are pre-existing psychiatric disorders the only reason for involuntary holds in the emergency department?

CovariateNo, N = 13Yes, N = 238p value
Patient characteristics
 Age (at time of Baker Act)0.01
  Median (Q1, Q3)55 (48, 67)42 (28, 53) 
  Range20, 9118, 94 
 Gender0.82
  Female7 (53.8%)136 (57.1%) 
  Male6 (46.2%)102 (42.9%) 
 Race0.29§
  White9 (69.2%)193 (81.1%) 
  Non-White4 (28.6%)45 (18.9%) 
 Marital status< 0.001§
  Married10 (76.9%)64 (26.9%) 
  Not married3 (23.1%)174 (73.1%) 
 Housing0.98§
  Missing0 (0.0)11 (4.6) 
  Own/rent house/apartment12 (92.3%)197 (82.8%) 
  Homeless/shelter/institution/living in another’s home1 (7.7%)30 (12.6%) 
 Payer0.07§
  Self-pay1 (7.7%)81 (34.0%) 
  All others12 (92.3%)157 (66.0%) 
  1. Wilcox rank sum test
  2. Chi-square
  3. §Fisher exact