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Table 1 Demographic and behavioural correlates of missing responses greater than 10% for Vancouver and Abbotsford from 149 participants

From: Combining respondent-driven sampling with a community-based participatory action study of people who smoke drugs in two cities in British Columbia, Canada

Variable with missing values above 10% Demographic or behavioural characteristic Missing values N (% or mean) Non-missing values N (%) P value
Number of people Homeless 11(61) 40(30) 0.01
Arrested for smoking or using illicit drugs in the public 6(33) 18(13) 0.04
Average number illicit drugs smoked/used per day experienced psychosis or paranoia as a result of smoking illicit drugs 11(100) 80(58) 0.01
Number of times lent, borrowed, or shared pipes Have lent, borrowed, or shared pipes 11(100) 73(53)  < 0.01
Used meth equipment for pipe screens 7(64) 41(30) 0.02
Number of experiences of violence or exploitation by other people who use drugs Have experienced violence or exploitation by other people who use drugs 15(94) 68(52)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by the police 11(69) 37(28)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by drug dealers 12(75) 45(34)  < 0.01
Number of experiences of violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by the police Arrested for smoking or using illicit drugs in the public 6(50) 18(13)  < 0.01
Received tickets for smoking or using illicit drugs 5(38) 7(5)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation by other people who use drugs 11(92) 72(53)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by the police 9(75) 39(29)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by drug dealers 11(92) 46(34)  < 0.01
Number of experiences of violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by drug dealer Age at survey 12(38) 130(45) 0.04
Arrested for smoking or using illicit drugs in the public 5(42) 19(14) 0.03
Have experienced violence or exploitation by other people who use drugs 11(92) 72(53) 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by the police 11(92) 37(27)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by drug dealers 12(100) 45(33)  < 0.01
Number of experiences of psychosis or paranoia as a result of smoking illicit drugs in the past Have experienced psychosis or paranoia as a result of smoking illicit drugs 20(100) 72(55)  < 0.01
Number of days since visiting a doctor or nurse Have experienced psychosis or paranoia as a result of smoking illicit drugs 1(11) 91(65)  < 0.01
Have experienced violence or exploitation by other people who use drugs 2(22) 81(58) 0.04
Have experienced violence or exploitation when using drugs in public by drug dealers 0(0) 57(41) 0.01
Average amount of money spent on drugs Have lent, borrowed, or shared pipes 2(18) 82(59) 0.01