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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 2000 participants

From: Electronic self-administered screening for substance use in adult primary care patients: feasibility and acceptability of the tobacco, alcohol, prescription medication, and other substance use (myTAPS) screening tool

Characteristic Participants
N (%)
Gender
 Women 1124 (56.2)
 Men 874 (43.7)
 Othera/refused 2 (1.0)
Age
 Mean (years), standard deviation 46.0, SD = 14.7
 Younger participants: 18–25 years old 225 (11.3)
 Older participants: > 65 years old 160 (8.0)
Race
 White 667 (33.4)
 Black/African American 1112 (55.6)
 Multiracial 66 (3.3)
 Otherb 148 (7.4)
 Refused 7 (0.4)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 233 (11.7)
 Non-Hispanic 1761 (88.1)
 Otherc/refused 6 (0.3)
Education level
 Less than high school degree (HS) 383 (19.2)
 HS or GED 578 (28.9)
 Higher than HS (some college, associate, bachelor or graduate degree) 1038 (51.9)
 Othera 1 (0.1)
Unhealthy substance use (reported on myTAPS 1d)e  
 Tobacco 906 (45.3)
 Alcohol 858 (42.9)
 Illicit drug 492 (24.6)
 Prescription drug 245 (12.3)
  1. a‘Don’t know’ (n = 1)
  2. bAsian (n = 35), American-Indian or Alaska Native (n = 12), unknown (n = 32), other not specified (n = 69)
  3. c‘Don’t know’ (n = 5)
  4. dElectronic self-administered format of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use, screening step
  5. eSubstance use categories are not mutually exclusive