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Table 1 Characteristics of the 572 young (≤29 years) Vancouver injection drug user study participants at baseline.

From: Factors associated with premature mortality among young injection drug users in Vancouver

Characteristic No. (%)
Females 268 (47%)
Aboriginal 163 (29%)
HIV Positive at Baseline 92 (16%)
HCV Positive at Baseline 326 (57%)
Homeless in the 6 mos. prior 144 (25%)
Sex Abuse Ever 231 (40%)
Sex Work in the 6 mos. prior 252 (44%)
≥1 per day Crack in the 6 mos. prior 57 (10%)
≥1 per day Heroin in the 6 mos. prior 260 (45%)
≥1 per day Cocaine in the 6 mos. prior 188 (33%)
≥1 per day Speedballs in the 6 mos. prior 78 (14%)
Methadone Maintenance Therapy in the 6 mos. prior 31 (5%)