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Table 2 Fentanyl rapid test strip use among young adults who use drugs in Rhode Island (n = 81)

From: Perspectives on rapid fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction practice among young adults who use drugs: a qualitative study

Characteristic N (%)
Participants who used at least one test strip 62 (76.5)
Of the participants who used at least one FTS (n = 62), participants reporteda:
 Regular heroin use 23 (37.1)
 Regular cocaine use 24 (38.7)
 Non-medical prescription pill use 13 (21.0)
 Lifetime injection drug use 29 (46.7)
Of the participants who used at least one FTS (n = 62), the number (proportion) who received at least one positive FTS 31 (50.0)
Of the who received at least one positive FTS (n = 31), participants reported altering the way they used drugsa:
 Used less 14 (45.2)
 Used with someone else around 12 (38.7)
 Went slower 13 (41.9)
 Did a tester 11 (35.5)
 Threw them out 3 (9.7)
 Sold them 3 (9.7)
 Gave them away 2 (6.5)
  1. aThese categories are not mutually exclusive