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Table 1 Comparison of key sample characteristics to 2011–12 Australian treatment episode data

From: Characteristics of individuals presenting to treatment for primary alcohol problems versus other drug problems in the Australian patient pathways study

  Total sample (N = 781) Australian counselling, withdrawal, assessment, and rehabilitation closed treatment episodes for drug use in 2011–12 (N = 117,257)
Male (%) 59.6 68.0
Age
 10–19 (%) 1.1 8.7
 20–29 (%) 25.8 28.3
 30–39 (%) 33.3 30.3
 40–49 (%) 24.6 20.8
 50–59 (%) 12.4 8.9
 60+ (%) 2.8 2.9
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (%) 4.9 12.2
Primary drug of concern (prior to re-assignment of participants with tobacco as PDOC)
 Alcohol (%) 46.0 47.8
 Cannabis (%) 17.8 20.1
 All opioids (%) 16.2 14.5
 Stimulants (amphetamines, cocaine, or ecstasy) (%) 17.9 12.6
 Nicotine (%) 1.4 1.0
 Benzodiazepines (%) 0.5 1.7