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Table 3 Bivariate associations with early exit

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

  n Exit1 (before start) Exit2 (within 30 days treatment) Exit3 (any early exit)
Sex   ** n/s **
   Male 1,789 18.3% 9.8% 26.3%
   Female 835 13.4% 8.4% 20.7%
Ethnicity   ** n/s **
   White 1,945 17.9% 9.9% 26.2%
   Other 679 13.3% 6.9% 19.7%
Referral source   ** n/s **
   CJS 507 24.1% 7.5% 29.7%
   Other 2,117 15.0% 9.7% 23.7%
Primary drug   * n/s **
   Stimulant 657 19.9% 11.2% 29.8%
   Other 1,967 15.7% 8.7% 23.2%
Injecting status   ** n/s **
   Current injector 466 9.4% 6.9% 15.7%
   Not current injector 2,158 18.3% 9.9% 26.4%
Housing status   ** n/s **
   Is NFA 265 26.0% 12.2% 35.1%
   Not NFA 2,143 14.8% 9.2% 22.7%
Wait for triage   n/s n/s **
   Any 1,302 18.2% 10.6% 26.8%
   None 1,322 15.3% 8.1% 22.2%
Wait for treatment    n/s n/s
   Long 1,106 - 9.5% 9.5%
   Short 1,028 - 9.6% 9.6%
Type of service    ** **
   Prescribing 806 - 6.7% 6.0%
   Other 1,329 - 11.7% 11.7%
  1. * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01