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Table 1 Descriptive statistics and response format

From: Do cultural and linguistic competence matter in Latinos’ completion of mandated substance abuse treatment?

Variable M (SD) or % Response format
Program Variables (n = 48)
Culturally competent practices (composite) 10.81(4.60) Composite of practices listed below
Spanish-speaking counselors 1.86(1.13) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Language translators 0.80(1.06) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Spanish-language material 1.89(1.01) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Spanish-language health education 1.47(1.08) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Client-counselor matching by ethnicity/culture 1.99(0.98) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Incorporation of Latino cultural components 1.36(1.15) 0 = not at all, 1 = limited,
2 = moderate, 3 = significant
Outpatient treatment 62 1 = successful on-site completion,
0 = other
Individual Variables (n = 5,150)
Treatment completion 15 1 = successful on-site completion,
0 = other
Male 69 1 = male,
0 = female
Homeless 20 1 = unstable housing,
0 = other
Frequency of drug use 9.78(12.03) Days of primary drug use prior to treatment
Number of treatment episodes 1.45(2.68) Range = 1-12