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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants assessed for willingness to wear an overdose detection device (n = 1061)

From: Factors associated with willingness to wear an electronic overdose detection device

Variables Value Total n (%) Willingness = yes (n = 576) Willingness = no/unsure (n = 485)
Ethnicity Caucasian 615 (58.0) 329 (57.1) 286 (59.0)
Other 445 (41.9) 246 (42.7) 199 (41.0)
Gender Female 391 (36.9) 237 (41.1) 154 (31.8)
Male 670 (63.1) 339 (58.9) 331 (68.2)
Age (years) Median (Q1–Q3) 44.2 (31.3–53.9) 45.4 (33.0–54.0) 42.5 (29.6–53.9)
Daily heroin usea Yes 336 (31.7) 196 (34.0) 140 (28.9)
No 725 (68.3) 380 (66.0) 345 (71.1)
Daily cocaine usea Yes 34 (3.2) 18 (3.1) 16 (3.3)
No 1027 (96.8) 558 (96.9) 469 (96.7)
Daily crack usea Yes 99 (9.3) 55 (9.5) 44 (9.1)
No 962 (90.7) 521 (90.5) 441 (90.9)
Ever overdosed Yes 748 (70.5) 425 (73.8) 323 (66.6)
No 311 (29.3) 150 (26.0) 161 (33.2)
Homelessnessa Yes 239 (22.5) 109 (18.9) 130 (26.8)
No 822 (77.5) 467 (81.1) 355 (73.2)
Methadone treatmenta Yes 472 (44.5) 299 (51.9) 173 (35.7)
No 588 (55.4) 277 (48.1) 311 (64.1)
Chronic pain Yes 556 (52.4) 330 (57.3) 226 (46.6)
No 499 (47.0) 244 (42.4) 255 (52.6)
HIV Yes 323 (30.4) 182 (31.6) 141 (29.1)
No 738 (69.6) 394 (68.4) 344 (70.9)
  1. aBehaviour during the 6-month period prior to interviews