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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic variables and mental stress scores for patients with substance use disorders

From: Perceived coercion to enter treatment among involuntarily and voluntarily admitted patients with substance use disorders

Variable IA VA P-value
Age, years, mean (SD) 28.52 (10.6) 30.43 (8.6) 0.177
Female, n (%) 35 (27.1) 31 (49) 0.002
Education
 Years in primary school and high school, mean (SD) 10.58 (1.4) 10.63 (1.6) 0.848
 Years in college and university, mean (SD) 0.28 (0.9) 0.18 (0.8) 0.442
Sources of financial supporta, b
 Employment, n (%) 6 (10) 21 (17) 0.236
 Public welfare benefits, n (%) 57 (95) 109 (86) 0.064
 Partner, family, or friends, n (%) 17 (29) 37 (30) 0.916
 Illegal activity, n (%) 23 (40) 45 (37) 0.691
Living arrangementb
 With partner, n (%) 7 (12) 11 (9) 0.512
 Alone, n (%) 30 (52) 57 (46) 0.499
 With family, n (%) 9 (16) 25 (20) 0.440
 No stable arrangements, n (%) 9 (16) 15 (12) 0.539
 In a controlled environment, n (%) 2 (3) 15 (12) 0.060
Treated by a physician for somatic diseasesb, n (%) 23 (43) 27 (23) 0.015
Injecting illicit drugb, n (%) 42 (71) 58 (46) 0.001
Alcoholic delirium tremensc, n (%) 8 (14) 15 (12) 0.731
Overdoses on drugsc, n (%) 40 (70) 61 (50) 0.010
Suicide attemptsc, n (%) 21 (36) 69 (56) 0.015
Mental stress score
 SCL-90-R GSI, mean (SD) 1.00 (0.7) 1.31 (0.7) 0.004
 Number of patients 63 129  
  1. Abbreviations: IA involuntarily admitted, VA voluntarily admitted, SD standard deviation, SCL-90-R GSI Symptom Check List-90-Revised, Global Symptom Index
  2. aSome participants had more than one source of financial support
  3. bLast 6 months before admission
  4. cLifetime prevalence