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Table 3 Comparison between one-substance and poly-substance groups regarding severity of substance use illness

From: Does type and number of used substances affect the severity of illness in patients with substance use disorders?

  One substance (n = 24) Poly-substance
N = 79
P value
Addiction intensity scoring (AIS)
 Moderate 9 (37.5%) 8 (10.1%) 0.001*
 Severe 14 (58.3%) 40 (50.6%)
 Catastrophic 1 (4.2%) 28 (35.4%)
 Terminal 0 (0%) 3 (3.8%)
ASI scale
Medical subscale    0.243
  Median 5 5
  IQR (2–5) (3–7)
Employment subscale    0.958
  Median 5 5
  IQR (5–7) (5–7)
Legal subscale    0.012*
  Median 1 1
  IQR (1–1) (1–5)
Alcohol subscale    0.425
  Median 1 1
  IQR (1–1) (1–1)
Drugs subscale    0.006*
  Median 5 7
  IQR (5–7) (5–9)
Family and social subscale    0.002*
  Median 3 5
  IQR (3–7) (5–9)
Psychiatry subscale    0.118
  Median 5 7
  IQR (5–7) (5–9)
  1. Fisher’s exact test for qualitative data between the two groups. Mann-Whitney test for non-parametric quantitative data between the two groups
  2. IQR interquartile range
  3. *Significant difference at p value < 0.05