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Table 3 Drug use status and MMT treatment duration of participants

From: Treatment adherence amongst drug users attending public and private methadone maintenance clinics in a northern province of Vietnam

Characteristics Completely adherence Incompletely adherence Total p-value
n % n % n %
Ever injected drugs
 Yes 98 57.3 154 68.7 252 63.8 0.02*
 No 73 42.7 70 31.3 143 36.2  
Concurrent illicit drug use
 Yes 1 0.6 22 9.8 23 5.8 < 0.01*
 No 170 99.4 202 90.2 372 94.2  
Quality of life since MMT onset
 Better 164 95.9 213 95.1 377 95.4 0.70*
 Unchanged 7 4.1 11 4.9 18 4.6  
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD p-value
Age of onset of drug use 26.5 8.1 25.5 7.6 25.9 7.8 0.25#
MMT duration (year) 3.2 2.2 3.3 2.2 3.3 2.2 0.38#
MMT dose (mg) 72.9 43.7 66.4 30.7 69.2 37.0 0.29#
  1. *Chi square test, # Mann-Whiney rank sum test