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Table 2 Social and health problems reported by the clients, 2001–2008 (N = 2526)

From: Coexisting social conditions and health problems among clients seeking treatment for illicit drug use in Finland: The HUUTI study

Variable Yes No Missing data Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
1. Social problems     
Homelessness 519 (21) 1971 (78) 36 (1) 2526 (100)
Unemployment a 1363 (54) 1030 (41) 133 (5) 2526 (100)
Threats of violence 183 (7) 1819 (72) 524 (21) 2526 (100)
2. Infectious disease screening tests     
HIV positive 48 (2) 1383 (55) 1095 (43) 2526 (100)
Hepatitis A positive 70 (3) 1219 (48) 1237 (49) 2526 (100)
Hepatitis B positive 84 (3) 1241 (49) 1201 (48) 2526 (100)
Hepatitis C positive 630 (25) 763 (30) 1133 (45) 2526 (100)
3. Psychological problems     
Depressive symptoms 1490 (59) 726 (29) 310 (12) 2526 (100)
Psychotic symptoms 430 (17) 1761 (70) 335 (13) 2526 (100)
Suicidal thoughts 745 (30) 1458 (58) 323 (12) 2526 (100)
Suicide attempts 478 (19) 1579 (63) 469 (18) 2526 (100)
  1. aNo – includes employed persons, students, retirees, housewives/househusbands.