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Table 1 Background, alcohol and drug use. Total score and comparison of genders

From: Young adults at risk of early work disability: who are they?

  Total (N = 96) Men (n = 65) Women (n = 31) p-value
n % n % n %
Education
 Less than high school 38 (40) 28 (43) 10 (32) .311
 Reading/writing difficulties 32 (33) 24 (37) 8 (26) .280
Marital status
 Single 68 (71) 53 (82) 15 (48) < .001
Living arrangements
 With parent(s) 44 (46) 32 (49) 12 (39) .333
Children
 None 62 (86) 41 (87) 21 (84) .730a
Country of birth
 Immigrant background 15 (17) 10 (16) 5 (17) 1.000a
Employment
 Previous employment scheme 59 (64) 41 (67) 18 (58) .387
 Previous employment 56 (59) 35 (55) 21 (68) .225
Reason for unemployment
 Psychological problems 51 (53) 32 (49) 19 (61) .268
 Other health problems 33 (34) 23 (35) 10 (32) .763
 Other, non-health-related 32 (33) 26 (40) 6 (19) .045
Alcohol use
 Over gender cutoff 51 (53) 33 (51) 18 (58) .503
Drug use
 Any drug use 14 (15) 9 (14) 5 (16) .765a
 Over gender cutoffb 10 (10)
  1. a1 cell had an expected cell count less than 5. Exact p value (Fisher’s exact test significance) was used
  2. b Values for groups with fewer than five respondents in either group are not reported
  3. All values in boldface in the p-value column are statistically significant at the 0.05 or 0.001 level