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Table 2 Sample characteristics at entry

From: Early exit: Estimating and explaining early exit from drug treatment

   n    n
Mean age (standard deviation) 32.8 (8.7) 2,624 Mean days waiting: referral – start 23.6 (58.8) 2,169
Proportion male 68.2% 2,624 Proportion waited for triage 49.60% 2,624
Ethnicity   2,624 Modality entered   2,136
   White 81.8%      Prescribing 37.8%  
   Black 6.7%      Structured counselling 33.5%  
   Asian 4.5%      Day programme 5.8%  
   Mixed 3.4%      Residential rehab 3.3%  
   Other 2.6%      Other 19.1%  
Referral source   2,624 Primary drug at entry   2,624
   Self 48.7%      Heroin 52.2%  
   GP 8.6%      Crack 12.9%  
   Other drug service 7.2%      Cannabis 11.8%  
   Probation 5.9%      Cocaine 8.9%  
   Arrest referral/DIP 5.1%      Methadone 3.0%  
   CARAT/Prison 5.0%      Amphetamine 2.9%  
   DTTO/DRR 3.4%      Anti-depressants 1.5%  
   Psychiatry 2.3%      Benzodiazepines 1.3%  
   Others 13.8%   Primary drug is a stimulant 24.7%  
   Referred through criminal justice system 19.2%   Is a current injector at entry 17.8% 2,624
Drug Action Team   2,624 No fixed abode at entry 10.1% 2,417
   Kent 54.1%     
   Islington 28.2%     
   Waltham Forest 17.6%