Table 2

Associations between current drug problem and health status, as measured by SF-12 scores.

Physical

Component

Subscale

Mental

Component

Subscale


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


Current drug problem

46.6 (10.6)

38.8 (12.9)

Without current drug problem

45.7 (11.4)

42.0 (13.2)

p-value

0.17

< 0.001


Recent cocaine use

44.8 (11.4)

38.1 (12.7)

No recent cocaine use

46.5 (11.0)

41.7 (13.2)

p-value

0.02

< 0.001


Beta (95% CI)

Beta (95% CI)


Change in SF-12 score associated with

Current drug problem*

-0.03 (-1.3 to +1.3)

-4.9 (-6.5 to -3.2)

Recent cocaine use*

-1.3 (-2.7 to +0.06)

-4.7 (-6.4 to -3.0)


* In linear regression models adjusted for sex, age, level of education, and race/ethnicity.

Grinman et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:94   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-94

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