Deceased (n=74) Non deceased (n=407) t-test p-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (yrs) 32(8.13) 30 (8.02) -1.51 ns
Alcohol abuse, lifetime (yrs) 7.8 (7.79) 5.3 (5.29) -2.18 <0.05
Number of non-fatal overdoses, lifetime 5.9 (11.12) 3.6 (8.88) -1.99 <0.05
Injecting drugs, lifetime (yrs) 11.3 (8.09) 9.5 (8.54) -1.66 ns
Months in prison, lifetime 19.2 (24.83) 11.8 (22.52) -2.53 <0.05
Table 2: Differences in background characteristics before index treatment between deceased and non-deceased clients.