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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and drug use among people who inject drugs (N = 27) in Charleston, West Virginia

From: Understanding the public health consequences of suspending a rural syringe services program: a qualitative study of the experiences of people who inject drugs

  Male
n (%)
Female
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Age, median (IQR) 37 (11.5) 40 (15) 38 (13)
Race
 White 14 (87.5) 10 (90.9) 24 (88.9)
 Black/African American 2 (12.5) 1 (0.9) 3 (11.1)
Housing
 Homeless 14 (87.5) 8 (72.7) 22 (81.5)
 Unstably housed 1 (6.3) 2 (18.2) 3 (11.1)
 Stably housed 1 (6.3) 1 (9.1) 2 (7.4)
Preferred injection druga
 Heroin 6 (37.5) 5 (45.5) 11 (40.7)
 Suboxone 5 (31.3) 2 (18.2) 7 (25.9)
 Speedball (heroin and cocaine) 0 (0.0) 1 (9.1) 1 (3.7)
 Crystal Methamphetamine 11 (68.8) 5 (45.5) 16 (59.3)
Previous client of the KCHD SSP
 Yes 12 (75.0) 9 (81.8) 21 (77.8)
 No 4 (25.0) 2 (18.2) 6 (22.2)
  1. aParticipants could identify more than one preferred drug