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Table 1 Demographic and stimulant use profiles of study participants (n = 20) and RUTH study sample (N = 131)

From: Exploring the effectiveness of dextroamphetamine for the treatment of stimulant use disorder: a qualitative study with patients receiving injectable opioid agonist treatment

  N = 20
N (%)
N = 131
N (%)
Gender
 Man 17 (85.0) 94 (71.7)
 Woman 3 (15.0) 37 (28.2)
Average age (years) 53.65 ± 7.84 48.63 ± 9.31a
Illicit stimulant use profilesb,c
Any Cocaine use 12 (60.0) 50 (38.2)
  Crack cocaine smoked 5 (41.6) 45 (90.0)
  Cocaine powder injected 7 (58.3) 21 (42.0)
Crystal methamphetamine use 12 (60.0) 41 (31.3)
  Crystal methamphetamine smoked 1 (8.3) 1 (2.4)
  Crystal methamphetamine injected 11 (91.7) 40 (97.6)
  1. aRUTH participants’ ages were self-reported at baseline in 2016.
  2. bFor qualitaivte interview participants stimulant use profiles reflect those self-reported at time of dextroamphetamine initiation. For RUTH participants, stimulant use profiles reflect those self-reported at the RUTH study’s baseline assessment.
  3. cFour participants reported injection of both cocaine and methamphetamine