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Table 3 Quality of life scoresa

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

  Total sample Alcohol All drugs other than alcoholb Cannabinoids Opioids Stimulants
Unweighted sample N 781 378 402 120 110 161
 Physical median, IQR −1.3, −1.9–−0.5 −1.1, −1.9–−0.5 −1.3, −1.9–−0.5 −1.3, −1.9–−0.5 −1.5*, −2.1–−0.7 −0.9, −1.9–−0.3
(50.0, 39.3–64.3) (53.4, 39.3–64.3) (50.0, 39.3–64.3) (50.0, 39.3–64.3) (46.4, 35.7–60.7) (57.1, 39.3–67.9)
 Psychological median, IQR −2.1, −3.0–−0.6 −2.1, −3.0–−0.6 −1.8, −3.0–−0.6 −1.8, −3.0–−0.6 −2.1, −2.7–−0.9 −1.5, −3.0–−0.3
(41.7, 29.2–62.5) (41.7, 29.2–62.5) (45.8, 29.2–62.5) (45.8, 29.2–62.5) (41.7, 33.3–58.3) (50.0, 29.2–66.3)
 Social median, IQR −1.2, −2.6–−0.7 −1.2, −2.6–−0.7 −1.6, −2.6–−0.7 −1.2, −2.1–−0.7 −1.6, −2.6–−0.7 −1.2, −2.3–−0.7
(50.0, 25.0–58.3) (50.0, 25.0–58.3) (41.7, 25.0–58.3) (50.0, 33.3–58.3) (41.7, 25.0–58.3) (50.0, 30.5–58.9)
 Environmental median, IQR −1.2, −2.2–−0.2 −1.2, −1.9–0.0 −1.4*, −2.5–−0.7 −1.2, −2.4–−0.5 −1.9*, −2.9–−1.2 −1.2, −2.4–0.0
(59.4, 46.9–71.9) (59.4, 50.0–75.0) (56.2, 43.0–65.6) (59.4, 43.8–68.8) (50.0, 37.8–59.4) (59.4, 43.8–75.0)
  1. IQR inter-quartile range
  2. Effect size (ES) of pairwise tests relative to alcohol indicated by: *ES > .1
  3. aTo clearly express degree of impairment, relative to the general population, for readers unfamiliar with the WHOQOL scale, WHOQOL scores are expressed as Australian general population z scores (i.e. difference, in Australian general population standard deviations, from Australian general population mean, based on Australian normative data reported by Hawthorne et al. 2006). To allow comparison with international data, scores on the commonly-used 0–100 scale are presented in parentheses, in italics, below z scores
  4. bDrugs combined includes cannabinoids, opioids, and stimulants, as well as benzodiazepines, GHB, and solvent/volatile inhalants