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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the 40 drug users in the pre-final sample

From: Cross-cultural adaptation of the drug-taking confidence questionnaire drug version for use in Brazil

Variable Group Total group p value
  Crack Tobacco
  N % N % N %  
TOTAL 20 100 20 100 40 100  
Age: Average and SD (years) 38.35 ± 6.38 50.50 ± 7.26 44.43 ± 9.13 p(1) < 0.001*
Age group        
Up to 39 years old 12 60 2 10 14 35 p(2) < 0.001*
40–49 8 40 6 30 14 35  
50–65 - - 12 60 12 30  
Gender        
Male 19 95 1 5 20 50 p(2) < 0.001*
Female 1 5 19 95 20 50  
Color        
White 3 15 6 30 9 22.5 p(3) < 0.323*
Black 3 15 5 25 8 20  
Brown 14 70 9 45 23 57.5  
Marital Status        
Single 11 55 11 55 22 55 p(1) = 0.001
Married/Stable Union 9 45 9 45 18 45  
Schooling        
Illiterate 2 10 - - 2 5 p(3) = 0.021*
Up to 4 years 10 50 4 20 14 35  
5–8 years 5 25 5 25 10 25  
9 years or more 3 15 11 55 14 14  
Occupation        
Unemployed 6 30 7 35 13 32.5 p(2) = 0.811
Officially registered 5 25 6 30 11 27.5  
Informal work 9 45 7 35 16 40  
Income        
No income 3 15 3 15 6 15 p(3) = 0.772
Less than Brazil’s minimum wage 8 40 6 30 14 35  
Minimum wage of Brazil 4 20 7 35 11 27.5  
More than Brazil’s minimum wage 5 25 4 20 9 22.5  
  1. Source: Original compilation. (*): Significant difference to the level of 5.0 %. (1): Student’s t test. (2): Chi-square Test of Pearson. (3): Fisher’s exact test