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Table 3 Distribution of contact characteristics according to location

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

Demographic variables of contacts Abbotsford (n = 739) DTES (n = 498) P value
n (%) n (%)
Male 393(53) 304(61)  < 0.01*
Age 41.99(34) 43(10) 0.69
Homeless 357(48) 87(17)  < 0.01*
Years living in Abbotsford 23(3) 4(1) 0.01*
House/apartment 201(27) 31(6)  < 0.01*
Living with friends or family 14(2) 3(1) 0.08
Years living in DTES 0(0) 177(36)  < 0.01*
Supported living 115(16) 168(34)  < 0.01*
Medical conditions
Mental Illness 196(27) 55(11)  < 0.01*
HIV 41(6) 22(4) 0.38
HCV 149(20) 63(13)  < 0.01*
Drug use
Current drug user 714(97) 468(96) 0.38
Injection drug use 386(52) 280(56) 0.17
Smoking drug use 694(94) 449(90) 0.01*
Meth 596(81) 249(50)  < 0.01*
Crack 183(25) 213(43)  < 0.01*
Opioids 346(47) 222(45) 0.44
  1. N = 1386 contacts. Data presented as either percent frequency or mean (standard deviation)
  2. *Statistical difference p < 0.05