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Table 2 Drug use in the last six months (two years after starting) compared with background variables.

From: High effectiveness of self-help programs after drug addiction therapy

  Not using any drug Still using drugs P-value
  n = 44 n = 31  
Gender: % women 12 (27%) 10 (32%) 0.80
Age, years (SD) 39 (11) 37 (10) 0.43
Diagnosis:    
   % F 19.2 (drug dependent) 17 (39%) 18 (58%) 0.11
   % F 10.2 (alcohol dependent) 27 (61%) 13 (42%)  
Has injected drugs 17 (39%) 13 (42%) 0.63
Has previously been treated for drug misuse 31 (70%) 22 (71%) 1.00
Has suffered from serious depression (self reported) 27 (61%) 21 (68%) 0.63
Has suffered from serious anxiety (self reported) 20 (45%) 14 (45%) 1.00
Has attempted suicide 12 (27%) 12 (39%) 0.45
Has been given medication for a psychological/emotional problem 23 (52%) 19 (61%) 0.49
Has received professional help for psychiatric problems 25 (57%) 14 (45)% 0.48
Social status:    
   - No working income 25 (57%) 16 (52%) 0.81
   - Cohabitant status single (n = 73) 34 (77%) 21 (68%) 0.42
   - Homeless 9 (21%) 2 (7%) 0.11
Self-help group participation (n = 74):    
   - regularly 35 (81%) 8 (26%) <0.001
   - seldom/never 8 (19%) 23 (74%)  
  1. The cross table analysis was conducted and the P-value was obtained with the Fishers Exact Test for categorical variables and the Student t-Test for continuous variables. The figures represent numbers and proportions (n = 75).