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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study sample (N = 46)

From: Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) experiences and release plans among federally incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in Ontario, Canada: a mixed-methods study

Characteristic % (n)
Gender
 Men 87% (40)
 Women 13% (6)
Age (Mean ± SD) 36.4 ± 7.7
Raceb
 White/other 67% (31)
 Indigenous 33% (15)
Less than high school diplomab 65% (30)
Unstable accommodation prior to incarcerationb 54% (25)
Main source of income (30 days prior to incarceration)a
 Illegal activities 83% (38)
 Social assistance 61% (28)
 Family/friends 33% (15)
 Legal employment 26% (12)
 Illegal work 26% (12)
 Personal savings 17% (8)
 Other 9% (4)
  1. aResponses not mutually exclusive
  2. bData acquired from CSC. CSC collects data on distinctions between First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, but due to the small sample size we have kept these categorized as Indigenous/non-Indigenous