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Table 1 Characteristics of clients whose principal drug of concern was amphetamine

From: Increased demand for amphetamine treatment in rural Australia

Period 2006/2007 2010/2011 2015/2016
Number of episodes 412 257 904
Sex
Male (%) 69.7a 74.7b 64.8a
Female (%) 30.3b 25.3a 35.2b
Age
> 15 and ≤ 30 (%) 63.3b 46.3a 49.7a
> 30 and ≤ 45 (%) 35.0a 48.6a 46.2a
> 45 and ≤ 60 (%) 1.7a 5.1ab 4.1b
Indigenous
Yes (%) 29.4a 26.5a 40.0b
No (%) 68.9b 72.4b 60.0a
Living arrangement
Alone (%) 32.5 25.3 28.2
With parents or friends or relatives (%) 38.3a 49.4b 43.4b
With spouse/partner and/or child(ren) (%) 23.8 24.1 18.0
Unknown/others (%) 5.3b 1.2a 10.4c
Usual accommodation
Owned or rented (%) 77.9a 89.1b 79.3a
Temporary accommodation or homeless (%) 20.9b 10.1a 11.2a
Unknown/others (%) 1.2a 0.8a 9.5b
Source of referral
Self (%) 30.1a 42.8b 50.8b
Legal (%) 24.3 24.9 22.8
Health care (%) 13.6b 14.8b 6.6a
Other AOD (%) 19.4b 10.9a 10.3a
Others (%) 12.6b 6.6a 9.5ab
Source of income
Not through employment (%) 91.7b 89.1ab 84.6a
Through employment (%) 6.1 6.6 3.4
No income (%) 1.0a 3.9a 4.8b
Unknown (%) 1.2a 0.4a 7.2b
  1. Significant differences in percentages within a row based on Marascuilo’s multiple comparison at a family-wise error rate of 5% are indicated by different alphabetical letters. The percentages may not sum up to 100 due to either rounding or missing values