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Table 2 Multivariable logistic regression analyses of factors associated with recent use of DCS among PWUD (n = 828)

From: Factors associated with drug checking service utilization among people who use drugs in a Canadian setting

Variable Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 95% Confidence interval (CI) p value
Living in DTES*    
 (Yes vs. No) 1.68 (1.14–2.47) 0.009
Drug dealing*    
 (Yes vs. No) 1.59 (1.05–2.39) 0.027
Homelessness*    
 (Yes vs. No) 1.47 (1.01–2.13) 0.042
≥ Daily cocaine use*†    
 (Yes vs. No) 0.26 (0.06–1.15) 0.075
≥ Daily crack use*†    
 (Yes vs. No) 0.40 (0.19–0.83) 0.014
≥ Daily heroin use*†    
 (Yes vs. No) 1.35 (0.95–1.91) 0.095
≥ Daily non-medical use of prescription opioids*†    
 (Yes vs. No) 2.35 (0.98–5.60) 0.055
  1. DTES, downtown eastside
  2. *Denotes activities/events in the past 6 months
  3. Refers to any route of consumption (i.e., sniffing, snorting, smoking or injecting)