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Table 1 Sample characteristics among 28 adults with a SUD recently released from jail

From: Barriers to addiction treatment among formerly incarcerated adults with substance use disorders

  Mean (SD) n (%)
Age (years) 35.1 (10.1)  
Male   27 (96.4%)
Race/ethnicity   
Hispanic   7 (25.0%)
Biracial/multiracial   7 (25.0%)
American Indian/Alaskan native   6 (21.4%)
Non-Hispanic White   5 (17.9%)
Other   3 (10.7%)
Days Incarcerated* 168.5 (106.9)  
Any current substance use disorder**   23 (85.2%)
Current alcohol use disorder**   19 (70.4%)
Current drug use disorder**   14 (51.9%)
Lifetime alcohol use disorder   28 (100.0%)
Lifetime drug use disorder   26 (92.9%)
Lifetime alcohol treatment episodes 3.9 (5.2)  
Lifetime drug treatment episodes 2.1 (3.1)  
Post-release percent days abstinent 67.9 (38.4)  
Post-release treatment seeking (formal or informal)   10 (35.7%)
  1. *Data for n = 2 participants were removed because they were incarcerated for more than 2 SD from the mean (range = 31–874 days)
  2. **Data were available for n = 27 participants only. Of the 27 participants with complete diagnostic data, the n = 4 participants who did not meet criteria for any current substance use disorder all had been incarcerated in jail for more than 12 months
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