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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Peer-delivered harm reduction and recovery support services: initial evaluation from a hybrid recovery community drop-in center and syringe exchange program

  (n = 417)
n (%)
Age (years)
M = 35.59, SD = 10.42
Gender
 Male 244 (58.5)
 Female 166 (39.8)
 Other 7 (1.7)
Race/ethnicity
 White 279 (66.9)
 Black 99 (23.7)
 Multi-racial 29 (7.0)
 Other 10 (2.4)
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual 354 (84.9)
 Bisexual 32 (7.7)
 Homosexual 31 (7.5)
Housing status
 Stable housing 233 (55.9)
 Homeless 92 (22.1)
 Transitional housing 11 (2.6)
 Couch surfing 62 (14.9)
 Unknown 19 (4.6)
HIV status
 Positive 13 (3.1)
HCV status
 Positive 142 (34.1)
Probation/parole status
 Currently on 36 (8.6)
 Previously on 123 (29.5)
Medical diagnosis
 Mental health diagnosis 56 (13.4)
 Diabetes 7 (1.7)
 Infection 13 (3.1)
 Multiple 14 (3.4)
Zip codes of highest use
 63111 71 (17.0)
 63118 76 (18.2)
 63116 28 (6.7)
Multiple engagements at RCO
 Yes 149 (35.7)
Total number of participants (n = 417)
 Total engagements = 895, M = 2.14, SD = 2.59
Total Narcan dispensed
 IM 9
 Nasal 99
Narcan administered*
 Yes and 911 called 90 (6.8)
 Yes and 911 not called 61 (10.1)
Sterile syringes dispensed
 Range 5345–8955
Used syringes received
 Range 600–1530
  1. * n = 895 as result is calculated from all engagements with duplicate participants