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Table 1 Univariate associations between sociodemographic characteristics, selected drug use behaviours and willingness to use a safer smoking facility (SSF)

From: Potential community and public health impacts of medically supervised safer smoking facilities for crack cocaine users

Willingness to Use a Safer Smoking Facility
Characteristic Yes No OR p-value
n(%) n(%) (95% CI)
Age     
Median [IQ range] 40 (35–46) 41 (34–45)   0.729
Gender     
Male 199 (67) 90 (68) 0.90 (0.58–1.39) 0.642
Female 103 (34) 42 (32)   
Ethnicity     
Aboriginal 136 (45) 48 (36) 1.46 (1.00–2.22) 0.077
Non-Aboriginal 167 (55) 86 (64)   
Homeless     
Yes vs. No 43 (14) 8 (6) 2.61 (1.19–5.71) 0.014
Slept outdoors     
Yes vs. No 122 (40) 35 (26) 1.91 (1.22–2.98) 0.004
HIV positive     
Yes vs. No 81 (27) 30 (22) 1.18 (0.84–1.67) 0.336
HCV positive     
Yes vs. No 210 (69) 86 (64) 1.17 (0.90–1.57) 0.290
Exchanged sex for drugs or money     
Yes vs. No 107 (35) 38 (28) 1.26 (0.91–1.73) 0.154
Exchanged sex for drugs or money while using crack (last 6 months)     
Yes vs. No 55 (18) 15 (11) 1.76 (1.00–3.24) 0.047
Current IDU     
Yes vs. No 163 (54) 47 (35) 1.71 (1.27–2.31) <0.001
Inject with others     
Yes vs. No 142 (47) 39 (29) 2.15 (1.39–3.32) 0.001
Injection bingeing     
Yes vs. No 108 (36) 28 (21) 2.10 (1.30–3.38) 0.002