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Table 4 Self reported problems before and after becoming homeless#

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

  before after
Reported problems n % n %
Social problems 88 81 82 68
   financial debts 73 61 82 68
   domestic conflicts 55 46 - -
Medical Problems 83 76 89 74
   Addiction total 57 48 22 20
alcohol* 26 22 9 8
excessive 15 13 3 3
extreme 11 9 6 5
   drugs 37 31 17 14
cocaine 33 28 16 13
< 13 days per month 23 19 8 7
13+ days per month 10 8 8 7
   heroin 14 12 6 5
< 13 days per month 6 5 2 2
13+ days per month 8 7 4 3
   gambling 22 18 4 3
Mental problems 67 56 75 63
   depressed 61 51 68 57
   fearful 29 24 24 20
   confused 23 19 22 18
Physical problems 26 22 29 24
Total social and medical 76 63 63 55
  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]