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Table 2 Comparisons of substance use among FEWs with a lower and higher level of psychological distress

From: HIV risk and psychological distress among female entertainment workers in Cambodia: a cross-sectional study

Substance use in the past 3 months Total Total GHQ-12 score
(n = 657) ≤3 (n = 373) >3 (n = 284) p-value*
Drunk at least a full glass of alcohol 609 (92.7) 339 (90.9) 270 (95.1) 0.04
Mean number of days getting drunk (past month) 18.7 ± 12.6 18.4 ± 12.6 19.2 ± 12.5 0.46
Mean amount of alcohol per day (cans, glasses) 6.2 ± 7.7 5.7 ± 7.3 6.7 ± 8.2 0.11
Had been forced to drink at work in past 3 months 170 (28.0) 67 (19.8) 103 (38.3) <0.001
Used any kinds of illicit drugs 11 (1.7) 2 (0.5) 9 (3.2) 0.01
  1. Abbreviations: FEWs female entertainment workers, GHQ general health questionnaire
  2. Values are number (%) for categorical variables and mean ± SD for continuous variables
  3. *Chi-square test was used for categorical variables and Student’s t-test was used for continuous variables