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Table 1 Demographics of PWUD who completed a cross-sectional survey in rural Oregon, Ohio, and Kentucky, April–July 2019

From: A cross-sectional survey of potential factors, motivations, and barriers influencing research participation and retention among people who use drugs in the rural USA

  Total study population Oregon Kentucky Ohio
(n = 255) (n = 79) (n = 105) (n = 71)
n % n % n % n %
Age
 Median (IQR) 37 (30, 45) 34 (29, 43) 37 (30, 45) 38 (32, 45)
 (Range)   (19, 72)   (19, 61)   (19, 72)   (25, 66)
Gender
 Female 116 45 36 46 51 49 29 41
 Male 137 55 43 54 54 51 40 56
 Transgender 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
 Unknown/unsure 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Race
 White 225 88 60 76 104 99 61 86
 Black/African American 5 2 2 3 0 0 3 4
 American Indian/Alaskan
 Native
6 2 5 6 0 0 1 1
 Mixed race 13 5 10 13 1 1 2 3
 Other 6 2 2 3 0 0 4 6
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 14 5 11 14 1 1 2 3
 Non-Hispanic 241 95 68 86 104 99 69 97
Education
 Less than high school 69 27 10 13 41 39 18 25
 High school diploma or GED 106 42 36 46 40 38 30 42
 Some college 59 23 29 37 19 18 11 16
 Associate’s degree, trade, or technical college 16 6 3 4 4 4 9 13
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Missing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Highest level of education
 High school diploma or GED 184 73 69 87 64 61 51 74
 Below high school diploma or GED 69 27 10 13 41 39 18 25