Table 2

Food insecurity by gender, age, injected outdoors, self-reported HCV status, injected opiates and injected cocaine
Did you worry that there would not be enough to eat because of a lack of money? Did you not have enough to eat because of a lack of money? Did you not eat the quality or variety of foods that you wanted because of a lack of money?
Daily/Weekly Monthly Never X2 p Daily/Weekly Monthly Never X2 p Daily/Weekly Monthly Never X2 p
Total 52.4 24.8 22.8 54.5 22.1 23.4 60.4 24.3 15.3
Gender
Men 50.5 22.9 26.7 ns 53.3 21.0 25.7 ns 59.6 21.2 19.2 ns
Women 57.5 30.0 12.5 57.5 25.0 17.5 62.5 32.5 5.0
Age
<25 60.0 13.3 26.7 ns 53.3 13.3 13.3 ns 53.3 13.3 13.3 ns
≥ 25 51.5 26.2 22.3 54.6 23.1 22.3 ns 61.2 25.6 13.2 ns
Injected outdoors
Yes 55.9 20.7 23.4 ns 55.9 17.1 27.0 9.160 .001 62.2 20.7 17.1 ns
No 38.7 41.9 19.4 45.2 41.9 12.9 51.6 38.7 9.7
Self- reported HCV status
-ve 54.1 23.0 23.0 ns 52.5 16.4 31.1 ns 57.4 21.3 21.2
+ve 50.7 26.1 23.2 52.2 29.0 18.8 59.4 30.4 10.1
Injected opiates in the past 6 months
Yes 58.3 20.8 20.8 ns 58.3 12.5 29.2 ns 66.7 12.5 20.8 ns
No 51.7 25.8 22.5 53.3 24.2 22.5 59.2 26.7 14.2
Injected crack cocaine in the past 6 months
Yes 47.8 28.3 23.9 ns 45.7 58.2 30.4 ns 50.0 32.6 17.4 ns
No 55.1 23.5 21.4 23.9 21.4 20.4 65.3 20.4 14.3
Did you not eat or drink water because of a ‘drug binge’ (i.e., extended drug use)? Did you use a food program?
Daily/Weekly Monthly Never X2 p Daily/Weekly Monthly Never X2 p
Total 57.6 24.3 18.1 33.3 52.1 14.6
Gender
Men 57.7 25.0 17.3 6.596 .037 30.8 50.0 19.2 6.593 .037
Women 57.5 22.5 20.0 40.0 57.5 2.5
Age
<25 60.0 26.7 13.3 ns 40.0 57.5 2.5 6.337 .042
≥ 25 40.0 26.7 33.3 ns 32.6 55.0 12.4
Injected outdoors
Yes 55.9 17.1 9.160 27.0 .001 36.0 46.8 17.1 7.377 .025
No 45.2 41.9 12.9 19.4 74.2 6.5
Self- reported HCV status
-ve 59.0 24.6 16.4 ns 49.3 31.0 19.7 ns
+ve 55.1 23.5 21.7 46.1 43.8 10.1
Injected opiates in the past 6 months
Yes 41.7 29.2 29.2 ns 60.8 23.3 15.8 ns
No 41.7 54.2 4.2 31.7 51.7 16.7
Injected crack cocaine in the past 6 months
Yes 52.2 23.9 23.9 ns 60.2 24.5 15.3 ns
No 30.4 47.8 21.7 34.7 54.1 11.2

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