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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of former inmates with opioid use disorder

From: Release from incarceration, relapse to opioid use and the potential for buprenorphine maintenance treatment: a qualitative study of the perceptions of former inmates with opioid use disorder

Characteristic N (%)
Age, median years (IQR) 49 (46–52)
Male 17 (81)
Race/Ethnicity  
Hispanic 13 (62)
Non-Hispanic Black 8 (38)
English-speaking 20 (95)
Medicaid 19 (90)
High school diploma or equivalency 11 (52)
Ever injected drugs 15 (71)
Current substance usea  
Heroin 6 (29)
Other opioid analgesics 2 (10)
Cocaine 3 (14)
Lifetime substance useb  
Heroin 21 (100)
Other opioid analgesics 9 (43)
Cocaine 17 (81)
Treatment history  
MMT 13 (62)
Nonpharmacologic treatment 20 (95)
BMT 8 (38)
Any opioid addiction treatment 21 (100)
  1. aWithin the previous 30 days.
  2. bRegular use within lifetime.