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Table 2 Baseline employment status, service needs, and housing stability

From: “Prevention of opioid use disorder: the HOME (housing, opportunities, motivation and engagement) feasibility study”

Variables n (%)
Current employment status  
 Work 40 + hours a week 3 (14.3%)
 Work fewer than 40 h a week 5 (23.8%)
 Unemployed (actively seeking work) 12 (57.1%)
 Unemployed (not actively seeking work) 1 (4.8%)
Have been arrested as a juvenile 7 (33.3%)
Have been arrested as an adult 12 (57.1%)
Have received psychiatric diagnosis from a mental health professional 13 (61.9%)
Have tried to kill yourself, attempt suicide, or placed yourself in life-threatening situations 6 (28.6%)
How many times have you attempted suicide [Mean (SD)] 2.60 (1.67)
Abuse history—as victim  
Sexual abuse 9 (42.9%)
Physical abuse 11 (52.4%)
Verbal abuse 12 (57.1%)
Homeless experience  
Placed in a foster home 9 (42.9%)
Placed in a group home 5 (23.8%)
A ward of the state 6 (28.6%)
In a homeless shelter overnight 3 (14.3%)
How many nights did you stay (in previous year) [Mean (SD)]  
In your stable housing (paying rent) 2.86 (13.09)
With family members in their home 38.05 (59.52)
With friends in their home 27.10 (46.74)
With romantic partner in their home 2.86 (7.68)
In a shelter or mission 17.00 (50.71)
In abandoned building or as a squat 6.90 (27.21)
In jail 0.50 (2.23)
Someplace indoors, such as a bus or a train station 0.10 (0.30)
In a homeless camp 80.71 (145.06)
Someplace outdoors, such as on the street, or in a park or alley 26.00 (74.26)
In a residential treatment program 0.05 (0.22)
Drop -In Center 106.76 (134.53)
Any place hasn’t mentioned 6.89 (28.51)