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Table 2 ASSIST scores at baseline and month 6

From: Six-month retention and changes in quality of life and substance use from a low-threshold methadone maintenance therapy programme in Durban, South Africa

Characteristic Baseline completed (n = 54) 6 months completed (n = 41) p value
Median IQR Median IQR
Substance
 Tobacco 18 15–24 22 18–24 0.4782
 Opioids 37 33–39 9 3–23  < 0.0001
 Alcohol 0 0–6 2 0–6 0.4388
 Cannabis 12.5 3–23 21 17–26 0.0003
 Cocaine 0 0–3 6 0–14 0.0541
 Amphetamine type stimulant 0 0 0 0 0.1288
Total 81.5 67–93 67 49–90 0.0052
  n % n % p value
Never injected 41 76% 28 68% 0.1573
Last injected > 3 months ago 4 7% 8 20% 0.0956
Injected < 3 months ago 9 17% 5 12% 0.6547
Injection frequency among those who injected in last 3 months
  < once weekly or < 3 days in a row 3 33% 2 40% 0.5637
  > once weekly or > 3 days in a row 6 67% 3 60% 1.0000