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Table 1 Perceived need for treatment and predisposing, enabling and health need variables for women with and without recent methamphetamine use

From: Perceived need for substance use treatment among young women from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town, South Africa

Variable Total Methamphetamine positive (N =445) Methamphetamine negative (N = 274) χ2/t(df) p
Predisposing variables      
Age (M, SD) 23.1 (4.2) 23.5 (4.2) 22.6 (4.2) 2.9 (717) 0.004
Ethnicity (Coloured; %, n) 55.1% (445) 82.6% (327) 17.4% (69) 159.9 (1) <0.0001
Education (not completed high school; %, n) 88.9% (639) 89.4% (398) 88.0% (241) 0.4 (1) 0.539
Enabling variables      
Income in the last 30 days (ZAR M, SD) 268.4 (464.0) 304.2 (493.5) 211.4 (406.7) 2.6 (717) 0.009
Relationship status (%, n)      
Married or living as married 21.7% (156) 27.6% (123) 12.0% (33)   
Boyfriend 73.9% (531) 66.5% (296) 85.8% (335) 32.61 (2) <0.0001
Single 4.5% (32) 5.8% (26) 7.2% (6)   
Family members with drug problems (Yes; %, n) 57.4% (413) 61.1% (274) 51.5% (141) 6.8 (1) 0.011
Prior treatment (Yes; %, n) 7.4% (53) 10.1% (45) 2.9% (8) 12.8 (1) <0.0001
Awareness of treatment programs (Yes, %, n) 50.1% (360) 52.9% (145) 48.3% (215) 1.44(1) 0.230
Health need variables      
CES-D (M, SD) 26.0 (12.3) 28.5 (11.9) 21.9 (11.8) 7.3 (717) <0.0001
Physical health (Poor; %, n) 12.4% (89) 15.7% (70) 6.9% (19) 12.10 (1) 0.001
TCU anxiety (M, SD) 18.2 (6.1) 19.4 (5.8) 16.3 (6.0) 6.8 (717) <0.0001
Need and readiness for drug treatment    
Perceived need for drug treatment (Yes; %, n) 46.0% (330) 46.3% (206) 45.4% (124) 0.5 (1) 0.820
Want to go to treatment (N = 329) 92.4% (304) 89.4% (110) 94.2% (194) 2.47 (1) 0.116
How soon do you want to go to treatment (N =304)      
Within next 30 days 63.8% (194) 63.4% (123) 64.5% (71) 0.18 (2)  
> 30 days < 6 months 24.0% (73) 24.7% (48) 22.7% (25) 0.915
> 6 months from now 12.2% (37) 11.9% (23) 12.7% (14)