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Table 3 Self reported problems before homelessness related to pathways into homelessness#

From: Pathways into homelessness: recently homeless adults problems and service use before and after becoming homeless in Amsterdam

  total (n = 120) eviction (n = 41) relationship (n = 38) other (n = 29)
Reported problems before homelessness n % n % n % n %
Social problems (n = 109) 88 81 35 85 32 84 21 70
financial debts 73 61 33* 81 18 47 18 62
domestic conflicts 55 46 18 44 29** 76 6 21
Medical Problems (n = 109) 83 76 32 78 30 79 21 70
   Addiction total 57 48 24 59 17 45 10 35
   alcohol ## 26 22 12*** 29 5 13 4 13
   drugs 37 31 12 29 15 40 6 21
cocaine 33 28 10 24 14 37 6 21
heroin 14 12 5 12 6 16 1 3
   gambling 22 18 10 24 5 13 4 14
Mental problems 67 56 26 63 20 53 16 53
   depressed 61 51 24 59 18 47 14 47
   fearful 29 24 15 37 6 16 5 17
   confused 23 19 8 20 6 16 7 23
Physical problems 26 22 7 17 10 26 8 28
  1. # 120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.
  2. ## according Garretsen scale [14]
  3. *p = 0.009; **p < 0.001; ***p = 0.048