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Table 1 Socio-demographic and addiction characteristics

From: Problem alcohol use among problem drug users in primary care: a qualitative study of what patients think about screening and treatment

Male 21
Mean Age (SD) 39.4 (8.2)
Unemployed 24
Attends Level 1 GP 12
Attends Level 2 GP 16
Geographical area of GP:  
Southwest 17
East 2
North 9
Housing:  
Council house 8
Rented 12
Owned 4
Transitional 1
Parents’ house (family) 1
Past Drug use:  
Heroin 23
Cocaine (crack) 2
Codeine (opiates) 1
Speed (amphetamines) 1
Mean Age of onset (SD) 20.6 (7.0)
Ever injected drugs 23
Mean age of first injection (SD) 21.5 (7.0)
Current Drug use: Yes = 15
Heroin 4
Cocaine (crack) 1
Cannabis 6
Benzodiazepines 6
Currently injecting 5
Hepatitis C positive (HCV) 16
Mean length of methadone use in years (SD) 14.1 (8.2)
Current mean methadone dose (SD) 75.4 (23.8)
Mean AUDIT score (SD)* 11 (9.6)
Low-risk drinking 9
Hazardous drinking 8
Harmful drinking 0
Dependent drinking 5
Missing information 6
  1. * We used AUDIT in a preceding prevalence survey in this population [1], and considered it a valid tool to establish level of problem alcohol use (i.e. low-risk drinking = 0–7, hazardous = 8–16, harmful = 16–19, dependent = 20+).