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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (reported at time of study enrolment) of street-involved youth who report hospitalization during study follow-up: At Risk Youth Study (ARYS), Vancouver, British Columbia, 2005–2016 (n = 1216)

From: Hospitalization among street-involved youth who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada: a longitudinal analysis

Characteristic Hospitalized  
Yes (%) (n = 151) No (%) (n = 1065) p value
Median age, years (IQR) 22 (20–23) 22 (20–24) 0.354
Female gender 54 (35.8) 326 (30.6) 0.201
Caucasian ethnicity 102 (67.5) 717 (67.3) 0.993
Identified as LGBT 120 (79.5) 872 (81.9) 0.301
Mental illness history 91 (60.3) 542 (50.9) 0.031*
Any injection drug use 54 (35.8) 348 (32.7) 0.460
Daily heroin use 24 (15.9) 112 (10.5) 0.046*
Daily prescription opioid use 6 (4.0) 36 (3.4) 0.694
Daily crystal meth use 25 (16.6) 137 (12.9) 0.223
Daily cocaine use 8 (5.3) 29 (2.7) 0.080
Daily crack use 29 (19.2) 157 (14.7) 0.166
Non-fatal overdose 31 (20.5) 139 (13.1) 0.015*
Homeless 122 (80.8) 778 (73.1) 0.052
Living in the DTES 48 (31.8) 303 (28.5) 0.397
Incarcerated 27 (17.9) 190 (17.8) 0.974
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. During the preceding 6 months