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Table 1 Characteristics of 107 participants followed up with in the NorComt study

From: Performance of the WHOQOL-BREF among Norwegian substance use disorder patients

  n (%)
Demographics
 Age (mean, SD) 35.3 (9.6)
 Women 36 (33.6)
 Single 78 (77.2)
 Primary education or less 61 (57.0)
 Unemployed 76 (71.0)
Substance-related variables
 No substance use 27 (34.6)
 Polysubstance user 49 (49.0)
 Substances
  Cannabis 45 (42.1)
  Amphetamines 32 (29.9)
  Alcohol 27 (25.2)
  Unprescribed benzodiazepines 22 (20.6)
  Heroin/opium 19 (17.8)
  Ecstasy, LSD 3 (2.8)
  Cocaine 2 (1.9)
  Other central stimulants or addictive substances 1 (0.9)
  Crack, solvents, or denatured alcohol 0
Injected within past four weeks 25 (25.5)
Current SUD treatment
OMT 46 (43.8)
Residential 24 (22.9)
Outpatient (without OMT) 15 (14.3)
None 20 (19.9)
Health variables
 Chronic somatic disease 71 (66.4)
 Clinical anxiety symptoms 61 (57.0)
 Clinical depression symptoms 60 (56.1)
 Received psychiatric services, past year 55 (50.9)
 Exercise 69 (64.5)
 Dissatisfied with weight 53 (49.5)
 Smoke cigarettes 90 (84.1)
 Use smokeless tobacco 36 (34.3)
Social variables
 Social network
  Abstinent 59 (55.1)
  Substance-using 28 (26.2)
  No network 20 (18.7)
 Living situation
  With partner/family 33 (30.8)
  Friends or others 13 (12.1)
  Alone 61 (57.0)
  1. SUD substance use disorder
  2. OMT Opioid maintenance treatment
  3. Participants followed up with in this sub-study were a majority men, single, and unemployed. Most lived alone, had an abstinent social network, and exhibited symptoms of clinical anxiety or depression