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Table 2 Demographic and treatment characteristics of clients attending an Aboriginal alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation service in New South Wales (NSW), Australia (1 January 2011–31 December 2016)

From: Understanding the client characteristics of Aboriginal residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services in New South Wales, Australia

Demographic and treatment characteristics
Admissions (n)
Study sites (N = 2645)
Namatjira Haven The Glen Centre Weigelli Orana Haven Oolong House Maayu Mali
n = 382 n = 798 n = 589 n = 329 n = 344 n = 203
Socio demographics
 Age (mean)a,b 35 33 32 34 34 33
 Age groups (in years; %)
  18–25 20 25 28 25 25 22
  26–35 34 35 38 36 34 41
  36–45 27 29 26 26 27 24
  ≥ 46 19 12 8 13 14 13
 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (%) 92 59 83 85 62 c
 Length of stay (%)d,e
  Less than 2 weeks 14 18 21 20 33
  2 to less than 4 weeks 12 11 20 15 9
  4 to less than 6 weeks 24 18 14 11 13
  6 to less than 8 weeks 30 32 8 5 7
  8 + weeks 20 21 37 49 38
Referral source (%)
 Criminal justice system 16 28 24 28
 Self 29 38 43 60
 Other 56 34 33 12
Discharge type (%)
 Completedf 55 33 30
 Self-discharge 44 47 40
 House rules violation 1 20 30
  1. aData available for n = 788 (The Glen Centre)
  2. bData available for n = 327 clients (Orana Haven)
  3. cRepresents data not available
  4. dData available for n = 233 clients (Namatjira Haven)
  5. eData used from a paper by Munro and colleagues (2018; Orana Haven)
  6. fProgram completion is 12 weeks (for five services) and 16 weeks (for Oolong House)