Table 4

Self reported problems before and after becoming homeless#

before

after

Reported problems

n

%

n

%


Social problems

88

81

82

68

financial debts

73

61

82

68

domestic conflicts

55

46

-

-

Medical Problems

83

76

89

74

Addiction total

57

48

22

20

alcohol*

26

22

9

8

excessive

15

13

3

3

extreme

11

9

6

5

drugs

37

31

17

14

cocaine

33

28

16

13

< 13 days per month

23

19

8

7

13+ days per month

10

8

8

7

heroin

14

12

6

5

< 13 days per month

6

5

2

2

13+ days per month

8

7

4

3

gambling

22

18

4

3

Mental problems

67

56

75

63

depressed

61

51

68

57

fearful

29

24

24

20

confused

23

19

22

18

Physical problems

26

22

29

24

Total social and medical

76

63

63

55


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

* according Garretsen scale [14]

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

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