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Table 1 Participation in self-help groups in the last six months (two years after starting).

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

  Regular (n = 43) Seldom or never (n = 31) P-value
Gender: % women 10 (23%) 11 (35%) 0.30
Age, years (SD) 38 (11) 37 (9) 0.67
Diagnosis:    
   % F 19.2 (drug dependent) 20 (47%) 15 (48%) 1.00
   % F 10.2 (alcohol dependent) 23 (53%) 16 (52%)  
Has injected drugs 17 (40%) 12 (39%) 1.00
Has previously been treated for drug misuse 32 (74%) 21 (68%) 0.60
Has suffered from serious depression (self reported) 24 (56%) 23 (74%) 0.15
Has suffered from serious anxiety (self reported) 20 (47%) 14 (45%) 1.00
Has attempted suicide 10 (23%) 13 (42%) 0.13
Has been given medication for a psychological/emotional problem 17 (40%) 24 (77%) <0.01
Has received professional help for psychiatric problems 18 (42%) 20 (65%) 0.06
Social status:    
   - No working income 26 (60%) 14 (45%) 0.25
   - Cohabitant status single (n = 73) 35 (83%) 19 (61%) 0.06
   - Homeless 8 (19%) 3 (10%) 0.34
  1. A comparison of the background data between those who are regular participants (≥ once a month), and those who seldom or never participate (< once a month). 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 = 74).