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Table 3 Characteristics of crack cocaine smokers who use drugs in public stratified by willingness to use a supervised inhalation room (n = 382)

From: Public crack cocaine smoking and willingness to use a supervised inhalation facility: implications for street disorder

  Willing to use SIRa
Characteristic Yes n = 271, n (%) No n = 111, n (%)
Age pre year older   
   (Median, IQR)c 43 (37-49) 44 (37-48)
Female Gender   
   Yes 117 (43) 28 (25)
   No 154 (57) 83 (75)
Aboriginal Ancestry   
   Yes 108 (40) 29 (26)
   No 163 (60) 82 (74)
Limited Access to Private Space e   
   Yes 230 (85) 86 (77)
   No 41 (15) 25 (23)
Drug Scene Exposure e, f   
   Yes 157 (58) 49 (44)
   No 114 (42) 62 (56)
Most Drug Use in Public Areas e   
   Yes 140 (52) 43 (39)
   No 131 (48) 68 (61)
Daily Crack Cocaine Smoking e   
   Yes 164 (61) 56 (50)
   No 107 (39) 55 (50)
Risky Pipe Sharing e   
   Yes 38 (14) 3 (3)
   No 233 (86) 108 (97)
Encounters with Police d   
   Yes 92 (34) 22 (20)
   No 179 (66) 89 (80)
Victim of Violence e   
   Yes 53 (20) 24 (22)
   No 218 (80) 87 (78)
  1. Note: c IQR = Inter Quartile Range; d Denotes activities or situations referring to previous 6 months; e Denotes activities or situations referring to previous month; f Drug scene exposure was defined as spending an average of 7 or more hours on the street each day in Vancouver's drug use epicenter in the previous six months