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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and opioid use history of study participants

From: Willingness to use a wearable device capable of detecting and reversing overdose among people who use opioids in Philadelphia

Demographic table
Age [median (IQR)] 41 (37–49)
Male 57 (58.8%)
Race
White/non-Hispanic 46 (47.4%)
Black/non-Hispanic 24 (24.7%)
Black/Hispanic 6 (6.2%)
Other/Hispanic 17 (17.5%)
Other/non-Hispanic 3 (3.1%)
Native American 1 (1.0%)
Housing status
Homeless 31 (32.0%)
House 7 (7.2%)
Apartment 8 (8.2%)
Shelter 36 (37.1%)
Unknown 15 (15.5%)
Opioid use history
Started after injury/surgery 46 (47.4%)
Average length of use (years) [median (IQR)] 12 (8–20)
# of days/week of use
Unknown 1 (1.0%)
1 0 (0.0%)
2–3 9 (9.3%)
4–6 7 (7.2%)
7 80 (82.5%)
# of times/day of use
Unknown 2 (2.1%)
1 1 (1.0%)
2–3 21 (21.6%)
4–6 46 (47.4%)
7+ 27 (27.8%)
Been to an inpatient rehab 79 (81.4%)
Used MOUD 84 (86.6%)
High likelihood of bystander intervention with naloxone (4/5) 53 (54.6%)
Overdose history
Friends/family have overdosed 77 (79.4%)
Friends/family have overdose complications 56 (57.7%)
Friends/family have died from overdose 75 (77.3%)
Has overdosed personally 69 (71.1%)
# of overdoses [median (IQR)] 3 (2–7)