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Annual Report 2009-2010 Department of Health and Families



Annual Report 2009-2010 Department of Health and Families

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Department Health and Families 141 Table 20: Mental Health Inpatient Separations by unit, Aboriginal indicator and gender Community Mental Health Services A total of 5544 people were provided with mental health services in 2009-10 in a community setting. This is an increase of 524 persons (10%) compared to 2008-09. Aboriginal people made up 42% of all individuals provided with community based mental health services in 200910. This is an increase in participation from a rate of 39% for the previous year. The number of people under the age of 18 years seen by community mental health services increased by 136 (15%) in 200910 compared to the previous year. This group represents 19% of all people who received mental health services. Table 21: Persons provided with community mental health services by Aboriginal indicator and age group 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 Unit location Aboriginal indicator Total Female Male Total Central Australian Inpatient Unit Aboriginal 127 54 68 122 Non-Aboriginal 110 29 49 78 237 83 117 200 Top End Inpatient Unit Aboriginal 341 129 189 318 Non-Aboriginal 464 184 238 422 805 303 427 740 Total 1042 396 544 940 Sub-total Sub-total 2008-09 Aboriginal indicator Total Under 18 years 18+ years Total Aboriginal 1 971 372 1 941 2 313 Non-Aboriginal 3 049 675 2 556 3 231 Total 5 020 1 047 4 497 5 544 2009-10

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