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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 177 street-involved youth, stratified by knowledge and possession of THN

From: Knowledge and possession of take-home naloxone kits among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting: a cohort study

  Knowledge of THN Possession of THN
Characteristic Yes (%)
n = 126
No (%)
n = 51
Yes (%)
n = 40
No (%)
n = 137
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Median age (Q1–Q3)a 22.2 (20.2–23.4) 21.9 (19.6–23.4) 22.1 (20.1–23.7) 22.1 (20.2–23.4)
 Male gender 73 (57.9) 36 (70.6) 15 (37.5) 94 (68.6)
 White ethnicity 78 (61.9) 19 (37.3) 29 (72.5) 68 (49.6)
 Downtown Eastside residenceb 33 (26.2) 14 (27.5) 8 (20.0) 39 (28.5)
 Ever absolutely homeless 116 (92.1) 41 (80.4) 36 (90.0) 121 (88.3)
 High school completion 58 (46.0) 26 (51.0) 20 (50.0) 64 (46.7)
 Employmentb 29 (23.0) 14 (27.5) 10 (25.0) 33 (24.1)
 Incarcerationb 22 (17.5) 4 (7.8) 6 (15.0) 20 (14.6)
Substance use-related factors
 Daily heroin useb 44 (34.9) 6 (11.8) 20 (50.0) 30 (21.9)
 Daily cocaine or crack useb 4 (3.2) 6 (11.8) 1 (2.5) 9 (6.6)
 Daily methamphetamine useb 37 (29.4) 12 (23.5) 17 (42.5) 32 (23.4)
 Daily use of prescription opioidsb 10 (7.9) 2 (3.9) 1 (2.5) 11 (8.0)
 Public injectingb 61 (48.4) 7 (13.7) 22 (55.0) 46 (33.6)
 Ever overdosed 61 (48.4) 20 (39.2) 20 (50.0) 61 (44.5)
 Drug or alcohol treatmentb 77 (61.1) 22 (43.1) 27 (67.5) 72 (52.6)
 Unable to access addiction treatmentb 28 (22.2) 4 (7.8) 7 (17.5) 25 (18.2)
  1. aQ1–Q3 = 25th–75th percentiles
  2. bIn the last 6 months