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Table 4 Comparison between scoring of Addiction Intensity Scale in patients with different main problematic substance

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

  Main problematic substance
Heroin (n = 30) Tramadol (n = 42) Opium (n = 11) Cannabis (n = 6) Tramadol + benzo (n = 14)
Addiction Intensity      
 Moderate 2 (6.7%) 9 (21.4%) 2 (18.2%) 3 (50%) 1 (7.1%)
 Severe 15 (50%) 25 (59.5%) 5 (45.5%) 2 (33.3%) 7 (50%)
 Catastrophic 12 (40%) 7 (16.7%) 4 (36.4%) 1 (16.7%) 5 (35.7%)
 Terminal 1 (3.3%) 1 (2.4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7.1%)
P value 0.232
Comparison between pairs of substances
  Heroin (n = 30) Tramadol (n = 42) Opium (n = 11) Cannabis (n = 6) Tramadol + benzo (n = 14)
Heroin (n = 34)   0.062 0.770 0.077 1
Tramadol (n = 63)    0.537 0.326 0.238
Opiate (n = 11)     0.548 0.922
Cannabis (n = 55)      0.262
  1. Fisher exact test for qualitative data between the two groups
  2. *Significant difference at p value < 0.05