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Table 3 Overview of the risk for addiction in the two samples for the different demographic categories

From: Prevalence of substance use disorders in an urban and a rural area in Suriname

Variable Paramaribo p Nickerie p
Risky alcohol use Risky alcohol use
Age < 40 101 (11%) 0.000* 39 (8.3%) 0.334
> 40 53 (5.8%) 37 (6.7%)
Gender Male 127 (16.5%) 0.000* 65 (15%) 0.000*
Female 27 (2.5%) 11 (1.9%)
Education Low 91 (9.7%) 0.000* 54 (8.3%) 0.164
Secondary 41 (8.8%) 20 (5.6%)
High 4 (2.9%) 2 (15.4%)
Marital status Single 91 (10.4%) 0.000* 23 (8.4%) 0.072
Married 24 (5%) 32 (6.5%)
Widow 1 (1.6%) 0 (0%)
Divorced 7 (9.3%) 8 (13.8%)
Concubinate 21 (7.1%) 11 (7.5%)
Long-distance relationship 10 (23.3%) 2 (20%)
Ethnic background West Indian 36 (8.5%) 0.027* 50 (7.9%) 0.021*
Creole 46 (8.7%) 9 (9.5%)
Maroon 21 (9.7%) 0 (0%)
Javanese 6 (3.2%) 6 (3.3%)
Mixed 32 (8.1%) 5 (6.3%)
Different 13 (15.5%) 6 (20.7%)
Daily activity Student 25 (10.7%) 0.000* 3 (3.2%) 0.000*
Working part-time 13 (12.5%) 9 (13.2%)
Working full-time 81 (8.6%) 34 (10.1%)
Unemployed/jobseeker 15 (13.5%) 6 (5.9%)
Homemakers 3 (1.1%) 7 (2.1%)
Handyman 10 (26.3%) 13 (28.9%)
Retired 7 (5.1%) 4 (9.1%)
  1. *p < 0.05