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Table 1 Overall demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

From: Implementing a low-threshold audio-only telehealth model for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder at a community-based non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

Baseline characteristics Total n (%)
Age (mean years ± SD) 52.8 ± 11.4
Male 206 (74.4)
Race/ethnicity  
Black 183 (90.6)
White 18 (8.9)
Hispanic 1 (0)
Current housing  
Unhoused 73 (26.6)
Living in own place 116 (42.3)
Living with others 78 (28.5)
Transitional 7 (2.6)
Employment  
Full time 17 (6.3)
Part time 32 (11.8)
Not working 184 (67.6)
Looking for work 39 (14.3)
Route of drug use  
Injection 47 (17.3)
Snort 154 (56.8)
Both 70 (25.8)
Ever overdosed 94 (33.8)
Substance use history  
Prescribed suboxone 69 (24.9)
Prescribed methadone 55 (19.9)
Prescribed suboxone and methadone 24 (8.7)
“Street” suboxone 56 (20.2)
“Street” methadone 5 (1.8)
“Street” suboxone and methadone 7 (2.5)
Crack/cocaine 78 (28.3)
Marijuana 56 (20.3)
Meth 11 (4.0)
PCP 45 (16.3)
Benzos 23 (8.3)
Alcohol 23 (8.3)
Tobacco 174 (63.0)
Chronic health conditions  
HTN 98 (35.4)
Diabetes 33 (11.9)
HIV positive 20 (7.2)
On HIV treatment 15 (5.4)
HCV positive 65 (23.5)
Already treated 50 (18.1)
Treated in our ID Clinic 19 (6.9)
Mental health conditions  
PTSD 39 (14.1)
Schizophrenia 30 (10.8)
Bipolar 59 (21.3)
Depression 112 (40.4)
Anxiety 62 (22.7)
Engaged in behavioral health care  
Yes 190 (68.6)