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Table 2 Different types of polydrug injection on a single occasion of use consumed by drug users ( N= 300)

From: ‘South Asian cocktail’ - the concurrent use of opioids, benzodiazepines and antihistamines among injecting drug users in Nepal and associations with HIV risk behaviour

Type of drug combinationa Men Women Total Significance (χ2, t test)
1. Buprenorphine + diazepam 64.7% 53.6% 63.7% χ2 = 3.2, p = .243
2. Buprenorphine + diazepam + promethazine 59.2% 46.4% 58.0% χ2 = 1.7, p = .193
3. Buprenorphine + diazepam + promethazine + other antihistamine 69.5% 42.9% 67.0% χ2 = 8.1, p < .01
4. Other (buprenorphine + promethazine or cocktail + pheniramine maleate) 15.8% 7.1% 15.0% χ2 = 1.5, p = .221
No cocktail use 11.8% 39.3% 14.3% χ2 = 15.7, p < .001
Mean number of cocktails (±SD) 2.1 (±1.2) 1.5 (±1.5) 2.0 (±1.3) t = 2.0, p < .05
  1. aThe first three kinds of drug mixtures were consumed intravenously only; cocktail number 4 (other) was taken orally by five (male) persons.