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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of the association between predictors and support for harm reduction programs in British Columbia (n = 1834)

From: A cross-sectional study of public attitudes towards safer drug use practices in British Columbia, Canada

Variable Totals (Freq%) Harm reduction programs  
Support Oppose p-value*
(n = 1393) (n = 441)
Sex n (%)     0.001
 Female 981 (53.5) 776 (79.1%) 205 (20.9%)
 Male 853 (46.5) 617 (72.3%) 236 (27.7%)
Age     0.023
 19 – 34 335 (18.5) 269 (80.3%) 66 (19.7%)
 35 – 54 851 (46.4) 653 (76.7%) 198 (23.3%)
 55+ 648 (35.3) 471 (72.7%) 177 (27.3%)
Education n (%)     <0.001
 < High school graduation 138 (7.5) 95 (68.8%) 43 (31.2%)
 = High school 320 (17.4) 223 (69.7%) 97 (30.3%)
 = Some post secondary 321 (509) 252 (78.5%) 69 (21.5%)
 = Certificate/ diploma program 546 (39.8) 379 (69.4%) 130 (23.8%)
 = University graduate 546 (29.8) 444 (81.3%) 102 (18.7%)
Health authority n (%)     0.009
 VCH 372 (20.3) 294 (79.0%) 78 (21.0%)
 IH 364 (19.8) 279 (76.6%) 85 (23.4%)
 FH 365 (19.9) 251 (68.8%) 114 (31.2%)
 VIHA 368 (20.1) 287 (78.0%) 81 (22.0%)
 NH 365 (19.9) 282 (77.3%) 83 (22.7%)
  1. *p-values from conventional χ2-tests for association between categorical variables.
  2. In this summary, support includes ‘support’ and ‘strongly support’ responses and oppose includes ‘neutral’, ‘oppose’ and ‘strongly oppose’ responses.