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Table 1 Characteristics of RDS-recruited Participants (n = 353)

From: Prescription opioid injection among young people who inject drugs in New York City: a mixed-methods description and associations with hepatitis C virus infection and overdose

CharacteristicMean (SD)N (%)
Age24 (3) 
Gender
 Male 230 (65)
 Female 119 (34)
 Transgender 4 (1)
Race/ethnicity
 White 259 (73)
 Latino/a 66 (19)
 Non-White and non-Latino/a 26 (7)
Household income growing up (annual)1
 $0–$50,000 126 (36)
 $51,000–$100,000 116 (33)
 $101,000 or more 81 (23)
 Did not respond 30 (8)
Heroin and prescription opioid injection (lifetime)
 Never injected POs 139 (39)
 Injected POs sporadically 116 (33)
 Injected PO regularly2 92 (26)
 Never injected heroin 5 (2)
 Injected heroin sporadically 33 (9)
 Injected heroin regularly2 314 (89)
Ever homeless 247 (70)
Ever overdosed 197 (56)
HCV antibody-positive 105 (30)
  1. This table is based on the 353 participants who reported ever injecting drugs
  2. 1Thirty participants (9%) did not respond to the question about household income while growing up. For all other variables, less than 5% of data are missing
  3. 2“Regular” injection is defined as injecting 3 or more times per week for at least 1 month