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Table 1 Characteristics and main drug of abuse among patients receiving MMT (n = 810) in Tehran

From: Patterns of pre-treatment drug abuse, drug treatment history and characteristics of addicts in methadone maintenance treatment in Iran

Variable Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Age
18–24 26 3 4 12 30 4
25–34 263 34 11 33 274 34
35–44 234 30 4 12 238 29
45–54 151 19 10 30 161 20
55–64 81 10 4 12 85 11
65≤ 22 3 22 3
Total 777   33   810  
Marital status
Married 541 70 23 70 564 70
Single 164 21 4 12 168 21
Widow 7 1 2 6 9 1
Divorced 64 8 4 12 68 8
Total 776   33   809  
Education status
Illiterate 12 2 5 16 17 2
Elementary school 68 9 2 6 70 9
High school 500 66 19 59 519 65
University 183 24 6 19 189 24
Total 763   32   795  
Job status (in the last 3 months)
Full time job 424 55 4 13 428 53
Unemployed 115 15 4 13 119 15
Student 10 1 10 1
Retired 74 10 1 3 75 9
Part time job 153 20 3 9 156 19
Homemaker 20 63 20 3
Total 776   32   808  
Main drug of abuse
Opium 534 69 19 59 553 69
Crystalline Heroin 180 23 11 34 191 24
Other drugs 60 8 2 6 62 8
Total 774   32   806