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Table 3 Assistance requested during the completion of the myTAPS Tool (N = 2000)

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

  Number of participant
n (%)
Assistance requesteda
n (%)
Pearson’s Chi square test Logistic regression
adjustedb odds ratio
[95% confidence interval]
All participants 2000 (100) 500 (25.0)   
Gender
 Women 1124 (56.2) 262 (23.3) 3.91* 0.89 [0.71; 1.10]
 Men or other 876 (43.8) 238 (27.2)
Age
 Younger participants (18–25) 225 (11.3) 34 (15.1) 13.22*** 0.62 [0.42; 0.91]*
 Participants > 25 1775 (88.7) 466 (26.3)
 Older participants (> 65) 160 (8.0) 77 (48.1) 49.6*** 2.79 [1.98; 3.93]***
 Participants < 65 1840 (92.0) 423 (23.0)
Race
 Black/African American 1112 (55.6) 280 (25.2) 0.04 0.94 [0.75; 1.17]
 Non-Black/African American 888 (44.4) 220 (24.8)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 233 (11.7) 62 (26.7) 0.36 1.05 [0.75; 1.47]
 Non-Hispanic 1767 (88.3) 438 (24.8)
Education level
 Less than high school (HS) 383 (19.2) 146 (38.1) 43.49*** 2.08 [1.62; 2.67]***
 HS or higher 1617 (80.8) 354 (21.9)
Alcohol use
 Screened positivec 858 (42.9) 196 (22.9) 3.73 0.89 [0.69; 1.08]
 Screened negative 1142 (57.1) 304 (26.6)
Illegal drug use
 Screened positivec 492 (24.6) 115 (23.4) 0.92 0.90 [0.69; 1.17]
 Screened negative 1508 (75.4) 385 (25.5)
Prescription drug use
 Screened positivec 245 (12.3) 75 (30.6) 4.69* 1.37 [1.00; 1.88]
 Screened negative 1755 (87.7) 425 (24.2)
Order of administration
 myTAPS firstd (= ref) 1002 (50.1) 278 (27.7) 8.07** 1.35 [1.09; 1.67]*
 Interviewer-administered first 998 (49.9) 222 (22.2)
  1. aAssistance was requested one or more times
  2. bLogistic regression models controlled for all covariates include in Table 5a (age, education level, race, ethnicity, sex, substance use (alcohol, drug, and prescription drug use, and order of administration)
  3. cScreened positive for unhealthy use on myTAPS-1
  4. dElectronic self-administered format of the tobacco, alcohol, prescription medication, and other substance use (TAPS)
  5. *p-value < 0.05, **p-value < 0.01, ***p-value < 0.001