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Table 4 Comparison of current social situation between AAS users in two groups and non-users.

From: Troubled social background of male anabolic-androgenic steroid abusers in treatment

   AC group,
n = 34
Gym, AAS-users,
n = 18
Gym, non-users,
n = 259
p-value 1
   % n % n % n  
Housing Homeless 8.8 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 <0.001
  Living alone 52.9 18 18.8 3 40.2 102  
  Living with partner 5.9 2 0.0 0 16.5 42  
  Living with partner 26.5 9 75.0 12 37.8 96  
  Other 5.9 2 6.3 1 5.5 14  
Established partner Yes 44.1 15 88.9 16 53.8 136 <0.01
  No 55.9 19 11.1 2 46.2 117  
Children Yes 36.4 12 41.2 7 14.7 38 0.001
  No 63.6 21 58.8 10 85.3 221  
Threatened partner Yes 39.4 13 22.2 4 8.6 22 <0.001
  No 60.6 20 77.8 14 91.4 235  
Battered partner Yes 30.3 10 11.1 2 6.6 17 <0.001
  No 69.7 23 88.9 16 93.4 240  
Income from Work 55.9 19 77.8 14 86.1 223 <0.001
  Subsidiary 38.2 13 16.7 3 7.3 19  
  Other 5.9 2 5.6 1 6.6 17  
Alcohol Risk consumption or abuse 52.9 18 11.1 2 17.9 46 <0.001
  Regular or no 47.1 16 88.9 16 82.1 211  
Narcotics Yes 91.2 31 61.1 11 26.6 69 <0.001
  No 8.8 3 38.9 7 73.4 190  
Unprescribed pharmaceuticals Yes 57.6 19 41.2 7 11.8 30 <0.001
  No 42.4 14 58.8 10 88.2 225  
Driving license Yes 47.1 18 72.2 13 77.0 194 <0.05
  No 52.9 16 27.8 5 23.0 58  
Sentenced for crime Yes 97.1 33 38.9 7 16.5 42 <0.001
  No 2.9 1 61.1 11 83.5 213  
Food additives Yes 90.6 29 88.9 16 75.2 194 0.075
  No 9.4 3 11.1 2 24.8 64  
Training frequency per week >4 times 35.3 12 16.7 3 16.2 42 0.096
  3–4 times 47.1 16 72.2 13 67.2 174  
  <3 times 17.6 6 11.1 2 16.6 43  
  1. 1 Fisher's exact test, 2-sided for three groups