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Table 1 Demographic and behavioral characteristics of the sample (n = 433)

From: HIV vaccine acceptability among high-risk drug users in Appalachia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic N (%)
Demographic  
   Male 239 (55.2)
   Age – median (IQR) 34 (29 – 41)
   White 407 (94.0)
   High school graduate 251 (58.0)
   Married 111 (25.6)
   Unemployed 169 (39.0)
   Income in past 30 daysa – median (IQR) $698 (200 – 1100)
   Uninsured 285 (65.8)
Drug use in past 6 months  
   Nonmedical use of prescription drugsb 368 (95.0)
   Cocaine 51 (11.8)
   Methamphetamine 35 (8.1)
   Heroin 23 (5.3)
   Crack 14 (3.2)
IDU-related behaviors (past 6 months)  
   Injected drugs at least once 146 (33.7)
   Injected with unclean needle 33 (7.6)
   Gave/loaned/sold an unclean needle 16 (3.7)
   Shared injection equipmentc 55 (12.7)
Sexual behavior (past 6 months)  
   Number of sex partners  
   Zero 76 (17.6)
   One partner 254 (58.7)
   Two partners 56 (12.9)
   Three or more partners 47 (10.9)
   Unprotected sex with at least one partner 308 (71.1)
   Unprotected sex with PWID 85 (19.6)
  1. IQR: interquartile range; PWID: person who injects drugs; IDU: injection drug use.
  2. aIncludes income from employment, unemployment compensation, welfare, pension/social security, child support, friends/family, and illegal activities.
  3. bIncludes nonmedical use of methadone, OxyContin, oxycodone, buprenorphine, Roxicodone, hydrocodone, other opiates (e.g., Neurontin, Ultram, morphine, Demerol, Opana, Embeda, Avinza), and benzodiazepines.
  4. c Cookers, cottons, and/or rinse water.