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Table 2 Chronic conditions, health care utilization, and satisfaction (NorComt study, Norway, 2012-2016)

From: Large and non-specific somatic disease burdens among ageing, long-term opioid maintenance treatment patients

  N (%) If yes, treatment past 6 mo. N (%)
Chronic conditions
 Any chronic condition 99 (73.5) --
 Amount of chronic conditions (mean, SD) 1.18 (1.11) --
 Hepatitis C 82 (52.9) 10 (12.2)
  Unknown 8 (5.2) --
 Asthma 33 (21.3) 28 (84.8)
  Unknown 8 (5.2) --
 Hepatitis B 22 (14.3) --
  Unknown 7 (4.5) --
 High blood pressure 16 (10.3) 9 (56.3)
  Unknown 12 (7.7) --
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 12 (7.8) 7 (58.3)
  Unknown 8 (5.2) --
 Heart diseases 9 (5.8) 6 (66.7)
  Unknown 8 (5.2) --
 Diabetes 4 (2.6) 3 (75.0)
  Unknown 6 (3.9) --
 Liver cirrhosis 3 (1.9) 0 (0.0)
  Unknown 12 (7.8) --
 HIV 3 (1.9) 2 (66.7)
Unknown 3 (1.9) --
 Cancer 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0)
  Unknown 9 (5.8) --
Health care utilization, past 6 months
 Appointment with general practitioner 126 (80.6)  
 Other somatic health care appointment 82 (52.6)  
Satisfaction   
 Overall satisfaction with OMT   
  Satisfied 94 (61.8)  
  Both satisfied and dissatisfied 46 (30.3)  
  Dissatisfied 12 (7.9)  
 Physical health compared to before OMT   
  Better 95 (61.7)  
  Same as before 18 (11.7)  
  Worse 41 (26.6)  
 Sexual functioning   
  Very good 20 (14.2)  
  Good 45 (31.9)  
  Neither good nor poor 34 (24.1)  
  Poor 19 (13.5)  
  Very poor 23 (16.3)  
  1. Almost three quarters of the patients reported having a chronic condition More than half reported having hepatitis C, for which only one eighth received treatment in the last six months. Most patients had seen a general practitioner in the past six months, and the majority was satisfied with OMT. A third of the patients reported having poor sexual functioning
  2. OMT opioid maintenance treatment