Table 4

Comparison of agreement across different data sources of selected data items

Variable

Reported at interview

(n = 432)

Noted in primary care records

(n = 432)

Agreement (%)


Ever on OST

398

396

99%

Ever injected*

406

393

97%

Ever referred to specialist drug treatment service

324

387

84%

Ever overdosed and been seen by a doctor

214

152

71%

Ever seen a doctor regarding alcohol problems

72

71

99%

Current smoker

403

281

70%

Currently medically unfit for work

300

324

93%


* See text for discussion

Macleod et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:101   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-101

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