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Table 3 Patients wanting help with specific issue

From: Primary care patients reporting concerns about their gambling frequently have other co-occurring lifestyle and mental health issues

  Yes, today Yes but not today Yes, either today or later   
  aAll N (%) bG n (%) aAll N (%) bG n (%) aAll N (%) bG n (%) cχ2 p
Smoking 68 (3) 6 (8) 119 (5) 11 (14) 187 (7) 17 (22) 21.4 <0.001
Alcohol 10 (0.4) 1 (1) 19 (0.7) 0 (0) 29 (1) 1 (1) Fishers exact 0.604
Other drugs 8 (0.3) 1 (1) 9 (0.4) 1 (1) 17 (0.7) 2 (4) Fishers exact 0.110
Gambling 5 (0.2) 5 (6) 6 (0.2) 6 (8) 11 (0.7) 11 (14) 167.3 <0.001
Depression 144 (6) 7 (9) 146 (6) 9 (11) 270 (11) 16 (20) 7.3 0.007
Anxiety 149 (6) 10 (13) 139 (5) 9 (11) 288 (11) 19 (24) 11.9 <0.001
Abuse 23 (1) 1 (1) 22 (1) 2 (3) 46 (2) 3 (3) Fishers exact 0.182
Anger 28 (1) 2 (2) 50 (2) 3 (4) 78 (3) 5 (6) Fishers exact 0.103
Exercise 28 (1) 0 (0) 57 (2) 1 (1) 85 (3) 1 (1) Fishers exact 0.259
Weight 73 (3) 6 (8) 105 (4) 9 (11) 178 (7) 15 (19) 16.1 <0.001
  1. a All = total number of screened patients, N = 2356
  2. b G = patients expressing concern about their gambling behaviour, n = 79
  3. c Significance of difference between all screened patients and those expressing concern about gambling wanting help either immediately or later.