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Table 3 Comparison of the pattern of consumption in the 60 patients by gender

From: Dependence to legally prescribed opioid analgesics in a university hospital in Medellin-Colombia: an observational study

Variable Description Male
N = 30 (%)
Female
N = 30 (%)
Total
N = 60 (%)
P-value by Fisher’s exact test
Diversional use Number of patients consuming opioid for diversion 7 (23) 2 (7) 9 (15) 0.15
Combination of opioids Number of patients with consumption of more than one opioid 18 (60) 19 (63) 37 (62) 1.00
Combination with other substances Number of patients using other psychotropic substances 15 (50) 4 (13) 19 (32) 0.005
Prolonged consumption Number of patients with opioid consumption for more than 12 months 23 (77) 23 (77) 46 (77) 1.00
Therapeutic management Number of patients receiving any treatment 28 (93) 29 (97) 57 (95) 1.00
Methadone-based replacement therapy Number of patients treated with methadone as replacement therapy 19 (63) 14 (47) 32 (55) 0.30