HUD/HHS/VA Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness: Is System Integration Associated with Client Outcomes?. Baseline characteristics of national evaluation subjects across sites

06/15/2007

Table 1.
Baseline characteristics of national evaluation subjects across sites
  TOTAL
(N=736)
Mean/% SD/N
Client Eligibility
% Homeless greater than 1 year 86% 630
% Homeless 4 or more periods 69% 510
% With substance abuse problem 72% 532
% With alcohol problem 52% 385
% With drug problem 52% 381
% With mental health problem 77% 564
% With schizophrenia 19% 137
% With depression 28% 206
% With bipolar 19% 139
% With post traumatic stress disorder 7% 53
% With other psychiatric disorder 3% 22
% Ever hospitalized for psych. 51% 373
>% Ever taken meds for psych 68% 503
% Ever SA & MH problem 52% 386
% With medical problem 65% 476
% With developmental disability 10% 73
% Parent/guard. minor child 0% 1
Mean no. minor children 0 0
Demographics
Mean age 46 9
% Male 76% 556
% Minority (non-Caucasian) 62% 458
% Single (never married) 48% 351
% Married 2% 12
% Divorced/separated/ widowed 33% 243
% Veterans 30% 220
Mean years homeless (lifetime) 8 6
Use of Outpatient Services
Mean number of mental health visits 4 11
Mean number of substance abuse visits 6 18
Mean number of medical care visits 3 8
Treatment Outcomes
Housing
% Living in own place 28% 205
% Living alone 27% 196
% Receiving rental subsidy 27% 200
Mean no. days housed (past 90) 5 14
Mean no. days homeless(past90) 57 37
Employment (past 30 days)
% Worked for pay 16% 121
Income (past 30 days)
Mean employment income 319 362
% receiving employment income 14% 103
Mean public assistance income 397 268
% receiving public assistance 70% 515
Mean total income 460 316
Physical Health
Mean SF-12 physical health 45 10
Mental Health    
Mean SF-12 mental health 38 12
Mean BSI symptom score 1.7 3.7
Substance Abuse (past 30 days)
Mean no. days drunk 2.1 6.6
% Used illicit drugs 39% 284
Mean ASI-alcohol score 0.15 0.27
Mean ASI-drug score 0.08 0.20
Incarceration (past 30 days)
Mean no. days in jail 1.5 8.8
Subjective Quality of Life
Mean QOLI overall score (1-7) 4.5 3.9
Observed Psychotic Behavior
Mean rating of psychosis (0-3) 0.22 0.30
Services integration
% Living in own place 28% 205
% Has case manager(s) 89% 652
% Received SA treatment. for SA problem 44% 324
% Received MH services for MH problems. 53% 392
% Received medical care for medical problems. 52% 386
% Received Veterans Health Administration-eligible services 19% 138
Mean % overall integration 64% 23
Source:  CICH client outcomes report, Table 4 (Mares & Rosenheck, 2007).

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