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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents

From: Adherence to methadone maintenance treatment and associated factors among patients in Vietnamese mountainside areas

Characteristics MMT duration ≤12 months MMT duration >12 months Total
n % n % n %
Total 102 42.3 139 57.7 241 100.0
Age group
 • Under 35 29 28.4 26 18.7 55 22.8
 • 35 to 50 60 58.8 91 65.5 151 62.7
 • Above 50 13 12.8 22 15.8 35 14.5
Education
 • < High school 50 49.0 51 35.5 111 47.1
 • High school 48 47.1 58 43.3 106 44.9
 • > High school 4 3/9 15 11.2 19 8.1
Marry status
 • Single 22 21.6 32 23.9 54 22.9
 • Living with spouse/partner 61 59.8 86 64.2 147 62.3
 • Divorced/Separate/Widow 19 18.7 16 12.0 35 14.8
Employment
 • Unemployed 9 8.8 6 4.5 15 6.4
 • Self-employed 45 44.1 67 50.0 112 47.5
 • Workers/Farmers 19 18.6 19 14.2 38 16.1
 • Others 29 28.4 42 31.3 71 30.1
Location
 • Tuyen Quang 65 63.7 102 73.4 167 69.3
 • Son Duong 37 36.3 37 26.6 74 30.7
Smoking status 72 72.7 102 77.9 174 75.7
Hazardous drinking 12 11.8 32 23.0 44 18.3
Current drug use 20 20.0 11 8.3 31 13.4
Number of drug rehabilitation
 • 0 times 18 17.7 17 12.2 35 14.5
 • 1 times 29 28.4 43 30.9 72 29.9
 • 2 times 19 18.6 32 23.0 51 21.2
 • > 2 times 36 35.3 47 33.8 83 34.4
Having problems in mobility 14 13.7 19 14.2 33 14.0
Having problems in self-care 12 11.8 13 9.7 25 10.6
Having problems in usual activities 15 14.7 19 14.2 34 14.4
Pain/Discomfort 16 15.7 31 23.1 47 19.9
Anxiety/Depression 26 25.5 35 26.1 61 25.9
HIV positive 24 24.2 35 26.5 59 25.5
Currently receiving ART 23 22.8 30 22.7 53 22.8
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
EQ5D5L index 0.9 0.20 0.9 0.21 0.9 0.20
EQ VAS 81.9 16.3 81.8 14.5 81.8 15.3