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Table 1 Demographic and substance use characteristics of the sample

From: Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: Variation across substances and by gender

Demographic and substance use characteristics Total Sample (%, n) Female (n = 443) (%, n) Male (n = 405) (%, n) p-value
Age (M, SD) 27 (6.4) 26 (6.4) 27 (6.5) <0.01*
Race     0.92
Black 56 (457) 55 (233) 56 (221)  
White/Asian 13 (104) 13 (55) 13 (49)  
Coloured 30 (259) 32 (136) 31 (122)  
Marital Status     0.02*
Single/widowed/Divorced 81 (704) 78 (344) 84 (341)  
Married/Cohabitating 19 (164) 22 (99) 16 (64)  
Education     0.15
Not completed high school 55 (468) 52 (229) 57 (229)  
Completed high school 45 (388) 48 (209) 43 (171)  
Employment (yes) 43 (353) 59 (255) 45 (176) 0.21
Substance Use ASSIST score (M, SD) 17 (13.8) 16 (14.1) 19 (13.4) <0.01*
Received Treatment for substance use (Yes) 8 (64) 6 (26) 9 (38) 0.05*
Know someone with substance use problem (Yes) 59 (485) 59 (253) 58 (230) 0.89