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Table 5 Association between substance use related characteristics and DUSI-R domains

From: Psychosocial problems among individuals with substance use disorders in drug rehabilitation centers, Nepal

n = 204
Substance use related variables Psychosocial problems (mean scores)
  SU BP PD SC FS SP WA PR Overall
Age of initiation of substance use
  < 20 years (n = 154) 78.48 70.16 61.20 65.12 51.94 65.43 (n = 91) 52.05 (n = 102) 69.75 64.93
  ≥ 20 years (n = 50) 64.26 47.20 43.40 49.57 35.00 57.72 (n = 11) 30.95 (n = 42) 48.28 46.52
b p value <.001* <.001* <.001* <.001* <.001* 0.347 <.001* <.001* <.001*
Types of substance use
 Only licit (n = 63) 65.29 46.66 44.44 52.15 38.09 48.33 (n = 6) 26.89 (n = 58) 42.40 46.09
 Any illicit (n = 50) 77.86 68.00 58.20 62.42 50.28 63.24 (n = 37) 58.16 (n = 24) 75.14 64.47
 Both (n = 91) 80.14 75.00 64.67 67.03 54.23 67.11 (n = 59) 58.54 (n = 62) 73.94 68.12
a p value <.001* <.001* <.001* <.001* <.001* 0.212 <.001* <.001* <.001*
Frequency of substance use
 <3 times/ day (n = 40) 58.83 52.62 48.25 52.14 43.75 53.52 (n = 17) 26.56 (n = 32) 51.25 49.04
 ≥3 times/ day (n = 164) 78.94 67.43 58.93 63.54 49.39 66.82 (n = 85) 51.42 (n = 112) 67.72 63.20
   b p value <.001* 0.001* 0.009* 0.004* 0.178 0.050* <.001* <.001* <.001*
Mode of substance use
 Injecting (n = 53) 88.17 78.30 69.90 70.08 56.19 70.44 (n = 34) 70.00 (n = 33) 82.34 73.22
 Non-Injecting (n = 151) 70.37 59.70 52.25 58.23 45.50 61.69 (n = 68) 38.73 (n = 111) 58.23 55.93
   b p value <.001* <.001* <.001* 0.001* 0.004* 0.103 0.001* <.001* <.001*
  1. Higher score indicates higher psychosocial problems, min.: 0, max.: 100
  2. SU Substance Use, BP Behavior Pattern, PD Psychiatric Disorder, SC Social Competence, FS Family System, SP School Performance, WA Work Adjustment, PR Peer Relationship
  3. aANOVA test, bt-test *p significant at ≤ 0.05 level of significance