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Table 2 Characteristics of youth 16–25 years with opioid use disorder stratified by age

From: Receipt of medications for opioid use disorder among youth engaged in primary care: data from 6 health systems

  16–17 years (N = 119)
%
18–21 years (N = 664)
%
22–25 years (N = 1348)
%
Gender
 Female 55.5 41.9 38.8
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic 17.7 9.2 7.7
 Caucasian 68.1 75.8 78.4
 Black/African American 2.5 2.9 3.3
Asian 2.5 2.1 1.5
 Native American/Alaska Native 0.0 0.9 0.6
 Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0 0.2 0.5
 Multiracial 9.2 5.1 4.0
 Other 0.0 0.9 1.0
 Unknown 0.0 3.0 3.0
Insurance typea
 Medicare 0.0 0.0 0.2
 Commercial 83.0 86.9 80.6
 State subsidized 14.8 10.5 13.0
 Uninsured 2.3 2.5 6.2
Tobacco use disorder 42.9 56.3 53.0
Alcohol use disorder 45.4 24.0 23.1
Cannabis use disorder 64.7 40.5 26.3
Stimulant use disorder 31.9 30.3 26.3
Opioid overdose 2.5 3.5 3.7
Depressive disorders 77.3 43.4 40.4
Anxiety disorder 65.6 46.2 46.3
Serious mental illnessb 15.1 9.3 10.1
Attention Deficit Disorder 31.9 13.0 11.6
Eating disorder 3.4 3.2 1.2
  1. aExcludes one health system with missing insurance data
  2. bSerious mental illness defined as schizophrenia and bipoloar disorder