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Table 3 Comparison of the AQ-9 item scores across the various classes of substances

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

AQ-9 items All Vignettes (n = 868) Alcohol (n = 213) Cannabis (n = 229) Methamphetamine (n = 217) Heroin (n = 209) Comparison of Means p
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Pity 5.3 2.4 5.1 2.6 5.4 2.3 5.4 2.3 5.3 2.2 0.51
Dangerousness 6.2 2.1 6.5 2.1 6.0 2.2 6.0 2.2 6.1 2.0 0.04*
Fear 5.5 2.4 5.5 2.5 5.3 2.5 5.3 2.5 5.5 2.2 0.45
Blame 6.0 2.3 6.2 2.2 6.0 2.1 6.0 2.1 6.0 2.3 0.48
Coercion 5.9 2.4 6.2 2.4 5.9 2.3 5.9 2.3 5.7 2.4 0.23
Anger 5.5 2.5 5.7 2.4 5.6 2.4 5.6 2.4 5.4 2.3 0.13
Help 5.7 2.3 5.9 2.5 5.7 2.4 5.6 2.4 5.5 2.2 0.41
Segregation 5.4 2.5 5.2 2.6 5.3 2.5 5.3 2.5 5.6 2.3 0.45
Avoidance 4.8 2.5 4.5 2.6 4.6 2.5 4.6 2.5 5.1 2.4 0.08
Total Score 5.6 1.2 5.6 1.3 5.5 1.2 5.5 1.2 5.6 1.0 0.80