The Review Board Systems in Canada: An Overview of Results from the Mentally Disordered Accused Data Collection Study

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Table 12 – primary diagnoses by demographic information

Age Category
Demographic Information Schizophrenia N (row %) Affective Disorders N (row %) Delusional Disorders N (row %) Mental Retardation N (row %) Personality Disorders N (row %) Organic Brain Disorders N (row %) Substance Abuse Disorders N (row %) Other Diagnoses N(row%)
Youth (less than 18 years) 61 (32.5%) 31 (16.2%) 0 ( 0.0%) 51 (26.9%) 11 (5.7%) 6 ( 3.3%) 0 (0.0%) 29 (15.4%)
Adults (18-64 years) 4,437 (54.7%) 1,941 (23.9%) 349 ( 4.3%) 291 ( 3.6%) 325 (4.0%) 181 ( 2.2%) 169 (2.1%) 354 ( 4.4%)
Seniors (over 64 years) 40 (16.1%) 42 (17.1%) 38 (15.4%) 4 ( 1.7%) 11 (4.6%) 87 (35.3%) 2 (0.8%) 22 ( 9.0%)

Gender
Demographic Information Schizophrenia N (row %) Affective Disorders N (row %) Delusional Disorders N (row %) Mental Retardation N (row %) Personality Disorders N (row %) Organic Brain Disorders N (row %) Substance Abuse Disorders N (row %) Other Diagnoses N(row%)
Male 4,003 (55.0%) 1,520 (20.9%) 339 (4.7%) 324 (4.5%) 289 (4.0%) 257 (3.5%) 147 (2.0%) 334 (4.6%)
Female 569 (40.6%) 537 (38.3% 48 (3.4%) 52 (3.7%) 59 (4.2%) 17 (1.2%) 35 (2.5%) 71 (5.1%)

Aboriginal Status
Demographic Information Schizophrenia N (row %) Affective Disorders N (row %) Delusional Disorders N (row %) Mental Retardation N (row %) Personality Disorders N (row %) Organic Brain Disorders N (row %) Substance Abuse Disorders N (row %) Other Diagnoses N(row%)
Aboriginal 174 (46.3%) 67 (17.8%) 21 (5.6%) 39 (10.5%) 19 (5.0%) 11 (3.0%) 32 (8.6%) 12 (3.3%)
Non-Aboriginal 4,397 (53.0%) 1,990 (24.0%) 366 (4.4%) 337 ( 4.1%) 329 (4.0%) 263 (3.2%) 150 (1.8%) 393 (4.7%)
  • Percentages may not always total 100% due to rounding error or due to the fact that 78 cases (0.9%) with "no diagnoses on file" were omitted from the table.
  • Age was calculated based upon the accused’s age at the time of the offence.
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