Table 2.

Characteristics of Patients Treated With Buprenorphine-Naloxone Who Did and Did Not Maintain Sobriety Over 6 Months

CharacteristicSober Patients (n = 53)Nonsober Patients (n = 46)PValue
AA = Alcohol Anonymous; NA = Narcotics Anonymous.
* Some patients were addicted to >1 drug.
Attended AA or NA, %5537.09
Private insurance, %3618.05
Self-pay, %418.02
Length of time in treatment, days16962<.01
Mean buprenorphine dosage, mg/d15.515.3.86
Female, %3440.54
Seropositive for hepatitis C, %2624.82
Addiction to heroin, %*7078.37
Addiction to methadone, %*60.11
Addiction to oxycodone/Oxycontin, %*4038.85
Treated at hospital-based primary care site, %4942.50
Living in ZIP codes with poverty rates below 10%, %4643.79
Average age, years3531.05