Table 3

Demographic characteristics and prognostic factors

Buprenorphine (total 28)

Dihydrocodeine (total 32)


Age mean (SD)

29.9 (5.1)

29.0 (7.3)

Sex

19 M 9 F

23 M 9 F

Pattern of use

How are opiates taken?

IV

14 (50%)

24 (75%)

Smoking

13 (46%)

8 (25%)

Both

1 (4%)

0

Current daily use (minimum) (£) mean

17.1 (8.1)

15.6 (7.2)

Current daily use maximum (£) mean

23.2 (12.1)

18.1 (9.0)

Duration taking opiates (years) mean

8.8 (4.9)

7.0 (3.7)

Illicit opiates in initial urine

23 (82%)

27 (84%)

Other drugs in initial urine

18 (64%)

12 (37%)

Prognostic factors

'Severely dependent'

8 (28%)

10 (31%)

GP's prediction of whether would be off opiates by end of detox

Definitely not

Not sure

Very sure

Definitely not

Not sure

Very sure

0

22 (78%)

6 (21%)

2 (6%)

22 (69%)

8 (25%)

Yes

No

D/K

Yes

No

D/K

Previous detoxes?

24 (87%)

3 (11%)

1 (4%)

25 (78%)

6 (19%)

1 (3%)

Successful detoxes?

15 (63%)

9 (38%)

0

15 (60%)

9 (36%)

1 (4%)

Employed?

4 (14%)

19 (68%)

5 (18%)

4 (13%)

19 (59%)

9 (28%)

MED-3?

6 (21%)

8 (29%)

14 (50%)

5 (16%)

13 (41%)

14 (44%)

Non using friends?

12 (43%)

5 (18%)

11 (39%)

13 (41%)

3 (9%)

16 (50%)

Anyone supportive of detox?

22 (79%)

4 (14%)

2 (7%)

24 (75%)

1 (3%)

7 (22%)


Wright et al. BMC Family Practice 2007 8:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-3

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