Table 3

Self reported problems before homelessness related to pathways into homelessness#

total (n = 120)

eviction (n = 41)

relationship (n = 38)

other (n = 29)

Reported problems before homelessness

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%


Social problems (n = 109)

88

81

35

85

32

84

21

70

financial debts

73

61

33*

81

18

47

18

62

domestic conflicts

55

46

18

44

29**

76

6

21

Medical Problems (n = 109)

83

76

32

78

30

79

21

70

Addiction total

57

48

24

59

17

45

10

35

alcohol ##

26

22

12***

29

5

13

4

13

drugs

37

31

12

29

15

40

6

21

cocaine

33

28

10

24

14

37

6

21

heroin

14

12

5

12

6

16

1

3

gambling

22

18

10

24

5

13

4

14

Mental problems

67

56

26

63

20

53

16

53

depressed

61

51

24

59

18

47

14

47

fearful

29

24

15

37

6

16

5

17

confused

23

19

8

20

6

16

7

23

Physical problems

26

22

7

17

10

26

8

28


# 120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.

## according Garretsen scale [14]

*p = 0.009; **p < 0.001; ***p = 0.048

van Laere et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-3

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