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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios (AOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for odds of using alone versus not using alone

From: Convenience and comfort: reasons reported for using drugs alone among clients of harm reduction sites in British Columbia, Canada

Characteristicsa

AOR (95% CI)

p value

Age

  

19–29

1.00

 

30–39

1.10 (0.47–2.57)

0.82

40–49

0.83 (0.37–1.90)

0.66

> 50

0.91 (0.39–2.12)

0.82

Gender

  

Woman

1.00

Man

1.40 (0.80–2.44)

0.24

Currently regularly housed

  

Yes

1.00

No

2.27 (1.20–4.27)

0.01

Opioid use (last 7 days)b

  

Yes

1.59 (0.87–2.88)

0.13

No

1.00

 

Crystal meth use (last 7 days)

  

Yes

1.58 (0.86–2.88)

0.14

No

1.00

Crack/cocaine use (last 7 days)

  

Yes

2.10 (1.15–3.82)

0.02

No

1.00

Experienced an opioid or stimulant overdose (last 6 months)

  

Yes

1.71 (0.79–3.69)

0.17

No

1.00

  1. aFinal model is based on 306 observations after exclusion of missing responses and responses where ‘prefer not to say’ was indicated for independent variables
  2. bOpioids included heroin, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone, and oxycodone