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Table 3 Lifetime and childhood exposure to traumatic events among MSIC frequently attending clients

From: Mental health among clients of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)

Trauma % ever experienced % experienced prior to age 16 years
Witnessed someone badly injured or killed 78 42
Seriously physically attacked or assaulted 72 56
Threatened with a weapon, held captive or kidnapped 68 32
Involved in a life-threatening accident 58 30
Molested 52 46
Raped 42 40
Involved in a fire, flood or natural disaster 34 24
Tortured or victim of terrorist 34 26
Direct combat experience in a war 12 6
  1. Events listed in the table are verbatim from the CIDI version 2.1 [20]