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Table 1 Description of background variables and mean number of side effects for information seekers who reported AAS use (n = 232)

From: Anabolic-androgenic steroid users receiving health-related information; health problems, motivations to quit and treatment desires

  Treatment desire (n = 179) No treatment desire/maybe (n = 53)   
M SD Missing M SD Missing t P
Age (years) 32.5 11.6   27.8 9.0   3.15 .002
Age AAS debut (years) 21.4 6.3 2 20.1 3.4 3 1.93 .056
Length AAS use (years) 10.9 8.3 2 7.6 7.2 3 2.57 .011
Physical health problems 1.7 1.1   1.2 .8   3.63 .000
Mental health problems 2.7 1.2   1.5 1.2   6.11 .000
Total health problems 4.4 1.7   2.7 1.4   6.50 .000
  n (%)   n (%)  
Partner 92 (57.5) 19 15 (42.9) 18   .115
Have children 68 (45.0) 28 7 (18.4) 15   .003
Report substance use 92 (80.0) 64 18 (78.3) 30   .850