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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics, NSP accessibility and diseases prevalence levels among recruited IDUs

From: Ability to access community-based needle-syringe programs and injecting behaviors among drug users: a cross-sectional study in Hunan Province, China

Characteristics N Percent (%)
Venue of recruitment (n = 402)   
Needle and syringe program 153 38.1
Mandatory Detoxification Centers 78 19.4
Community 171 42.5
Gender (n = 402)   
Male 333 82.8
Female 69 17.2
Age (n = 402)   
 <20 4 1
 20-29 98 24.4
 30-39 180 44.8
 40-49 116 28.9
 ≥50 4 1
 Average (±SD) 34.57 ± 7.05
Ethnic (n = 400)   
Han 394 98.5
Non-Han 6 1.5
Education (n = 402)   
Primary or below 86 21.4
Junior high school 252 62.7
Secondary high school 54 13.4
College or above 10 2.5
Marital Status (n = 402)   
Single 166 41.3
Married and cohabited 139 34.6
Divorced and widowed 97 24.1
Currently employed (n = 395)   
Yes 30 7.5
No 365 92.5
Respondents' accessibility to NSP (n = 402)   
High (>70%) 142 35.3
Medium (40-70%) 55 13.7
Low (<40%) 205 51.0