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Table 1 Demographics

From: Predictors of skin and soft tissue infections among sample of rural residents who inject drugs

Variable History of skin and soft tissue infection Total
Yes No n = 80
(n = 18) (n = 62) n (%)
n (%) n (%)  
Sex
 Male 7 (38.9) 41 (66.1) 48 (60.0)
 Female 11 (61.1) 21 (33.9) 32 (40.0)
Age    
 18–29 4 (22.2) 17 (27.4) 21 (26.3)
 30–39 7 (38.9) 27 (43.5) 34 (42.5)
 40–49 6 (33.3) 9 (14.5) 15 (18.8)
 50–59 1 (5.6) 8 (12.9) 9 (11.3)
 60 +  0 (0.0) 1 (1.6) 1 (1.3)
Race    
 Caucasian 14 (77.8) 48 (77.4) 62 (77.5)
 African American 2 (11.1) 2 (3.2) 4 (5.0)
 American Indian 1 (5.6) 10 (16.1) 11 (13.8)
 Mixed race 1 (5.6) 2 (3.2) 3 (3.8)
Education    
 Less than high school 3 (16.7) 12 (19.4) 15 (18.8)
 High school diploma or GED 8 (44.4) 23 (37.1) 31(38.8)
 Some college 7 (38.9) 22 (35.5) 29 (36.3)
 Associate’s degree 0 (0.0) 4 (6.5) 4 (5.0)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 0 (0.0) 1 (1.6) 1 (1.3)
Homelessness (past 6 months)    
 Yes 11 (61.1) 41 (66.1) 52 (65.0)
 No 7 (38.9) 21 (33.9) 28 (35.0)
Health insurance    
 Private or commercial 0 (0.0) 5 (8.1) 5 (6.3)
 Medicaid 9 (50.0) 31 (50.0) 40 (50.0)
 Medicaid expansion (ACA) 0 (0.0) 3 (4.8) 3 (3.8)
 Medicare 2 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5)
 Other 1 (5.6) 1 (1.6) 2 (2.5)
Drug of choice    
 Methamphetamine 7 (38.9) 33 (53.2) 40 (50.0)
 Heroin 6 (33.3) 14 (22.6) 20 (25.0)
 Cocaine 2 (11.1) 3 (4.8) 5 (6.3)
 Prescription anxiety drugs 1 (5.6) 4 (6.5) 5 (6.3)
 Methadone 1 (5.6) 1 (1.6) 2 (2.5)
 Opiate pain killers 0 (0.0) 2 (3.2) 2 (2.5)
 Synthetics 0 (0.0) 2 (3.2) 2 (2.5)
 Other 1 (5.6) 2 (3.2) 3 (3.8)