Table 2

Characteristics of 220 substance abuse patients of Arab origin in this study
Category Subcategory Value (n) Percentage (%)/Mean ± SD
Demographic data Gender Male 220 100.0%
Female 0 0.0%
Age (years) 18-20 12 5.5%
21-39 165 75.0%
+40 43 19.5%
Drug/alcohol problem Current drug abuse Nicotine 203 92.0%
Opiates 185 84.0%
Cannabis 128 58.0%
Alcohol 117 53.0%
Amphetamine 31 14.0%
Cocaine 7 3.0%
Dependence Age first drug use (years) 220 18.7 ± 10.1
Age of onset (years) 220 20.3 ± 10.9
Duration (years) 220 7.6 ± 6.6
Frequency (days/week) 220 3 ± 1.5
Drug overdose 100 45.5%
History of drug use 53 24.0%
Previous treatment Substance treatment Alcohol 117 53.0%
Drugs 185 84.0%
Psychiatric treatment Inpatient 15 7.0%
Outpatient 20 9.0%

Mean (M) data are provided with ± Standard Deviation (SD).

AL-Eitan et al.

AL-Eitan et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:497   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-497

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