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Table 3 Age of onset of substance use (early vs late) differences on psychosocial problem scores controlling for other variables

From: Age of onset of substance use and psychosocial problems among individuals with substance use disorders

Psychosocial problems (DUSI-R domains) Early onset Mean ± SE Late onset Mean ± SE F P value
Substance use disorder 77.08 ± 1.69 71.97 ± 2.38 2.560 0.111
Behaviour pattern 68.64 ± 1.84 58.88 ± 2.59 7.924 0.005*
Psychiatric disorder 59.67 ± 1.88 52.85 ± 2.64 3.721 0.050*
Health status 55.23 ± 2.05 53.52 ± 2.89 0.196 0.658
Social competence 62.60 ± 1.96 59.83 ± 2.76 0.562 0.454
Family system 53.91 ± 2.03 39.64 ± 2.85 13.785 0.000*
Peer relationship 67.93 ± 1.72 60.43 ± 2.41 5.387 0.021*
Leisure/Recreations 71.00 ± 1.91 62.66 ± 2.69 5.355 0.022*
School performance 67.40 ± 2.60 54.81 ± 6.38 2.950 0.089
Work adjustment 51.46 ± 2.80 39.28 ± 3.28 6.618 0.011*
Overall psychosocial problem 63.76 ± 1.39 55.85 ± 1.96 9.057 0.003*
  1. SE standard error
  2. *p significant at ≤ 0.05 level