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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Development and psychometric properties of the methamphetamine decisional balance scale (METH-DBS) for young adults

  EFA sample
(n = 250)
CFA sample
(n = 189)
Test-retest
sample (n = 30)
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Age (years)
 19–24 103 (41.2) 105 (55.56) 8 (26.67)
 25–29 126 (50.4) 68 (35.98) 17 (56.67)
 30 and above 31 (12.4) 16 (8.46) 5 (16.66)
 Mean (SD) 23.62 (2.74) 24.46 (3.1) 26.12 (3.24)
 Range 19–32 20–32 23–32
Gender
 Female 127 (50.8) 127 (67.2) 11 (36.66)
 Male 123 (49.2) 62 (32.8) 19 (63.33)
Occupational status
 Unemployed 215 (86) 165 (87.3) 21 (70)
 Employed 35 (14) 24 (12.7) 9 (30)
Educational Level
 Bachelor 47 (18.8) 32 (16.93) 8 (26.7)
 Master degree 54 (21.6) 36 (19.05) 7 (23.3)
 Doctorate 149 (59.6) 121 (64.02) 15 (50)
Marital status
 Single/divorced/widowed 171 (68.4) 147 (77.8) 21 (70)
 Married 79 (31.6) 42 (22.2) 9 (30)
Fields of study
 Health 43 (17.2) 43 (22.75) 6 (20)
 Dentistry 58 (23.2) 31 (16.4) 5 (16.7)
 Nursing 44 (17.6) 33 (17.46) 7 (23.3)
 Medicine 61 (24.4) 39 (20.63) 6 (20)
 Pharmacy 44 (17.6) 43 (22.76) 6 (20)
Having experience of MA use
 Yes 9 (3.6) 5 (2.64) 1 (3.3)
 No 241 (96.4) 184 (97.36) 29 (96.7)
Age of first experience of MA
 19–24 5 (55.56) 3 (60) 1 (100)
 25–29 3 (33.33) 1 (20) 0
 30 and above 1 (11.11) 1 (20) 0