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Table 1 Sociodemographics of a sample of methadone maintenance treatment patients following a methadone formulation change in British Columbia (n = 405)

From: Patient perspectives of methadone formulation change in British Columbia, Canada: outcomes of a provincial survey

  Number Percent
Region (n = 405)   
 Fraser 40 9.9
 Interior 46 11.4
 Northern 20 4.9
 Vancouver Coastal 232 57.3
 Vancouver Island 67 16.5
Ethnicity (n = 393)   
 Aboriginal 114 29.0
 Non-Aboriginal 279 71.0
Gender (n = 401)   
 Female 161 40.2
 Male 237 59.1
 Transsexual 3 0.7
Housing (n = 390)   
 Stable (housed > =3 months) 305 78.2
 Unstable (<3 months or homeless) 85 21.8
Age in years (n = 403) Mean (SD) Range
  42 (10.3) 19 – 71