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Table 1 Characteristics and drug use behaviors reported by a sample of people who inject drugs at a supervised injecting facility in Copenhagen, Denmark ( n= 41)

From: Self-reported changes in drug use behaviors and syringe disposal methods following the opening of a supervised injecting facility in Copenhagen, Denmark

Characteristic n (%)b
Age (median, 25th; 75th) 37 (30; 43)
 22 – 30 11 (26.8)
 31 – 40 14 (34.1)
 41 – 49 13 (31.7)
 50 – 57 3 (7.3)
Sex  
 Female 4 (9.8)
 Male 37 (90.2)
Born in Denmark  
 Yes 33 (80.5)
 No 8 (19.5)
Current housing  
 Homeless 11 (26.8)
 Temporary 12 (29.3)
 Permanent 18 (43.9)
Age of first injection (median, 25th; 75th) 18 (17; 22)
 12 – 17 16 (39.0)
 18 – 23 17 (41.5)
 24 – 29 4 (9.8)
 30 – 43 4 (9.8)
Drugs currently used at SIF  
 Cocaine 30 (73.2)
 Heroin 25 (61.0)
 Methadone 11 (26.8)
 Speedball 4 (9.8)
 Ritalin 4 (9.8)
 Other 8 (19.5)
Enrolled in treatment a  
 Any substance abuse treatment 24 (58.5)
 Opioid replacement therapy 20 (48.8)
 24 hour treatment 3 (7.3)
 Other 6 (14.6)
Frequency of use at SIF a  
 Every day 12 (29.3)
 Every couple of days 10 (24.4)
 Once a week 3 (7.3)
 Every couple of weeks 5 (12.2)
 Once a month 3 (7.3)
 Less than once a month 5 (12.2)
Arrested/charged with crime a  
 Yes 17 (41.5)
 No 22 (53.7)
Primary site of fixing before SIF  
 Outdoors (street, park, lot, etc.) 25 (61.0)
 Own place 23 (56.1)
 Other’s place 16 (39.0)
 Public washroom 16 (39.0)
 Other 2 (4.9)
  1. Note: n’s do not sum to 41 and proportions do not sum to 100% due to missing values or the possibility of endorsement of more than one option for some questions.
  2. Note: all data collected between February and August, 2013.
  3. a= refers to activities or behaviors in the last 6 months.
  4. b= n (%) unless otherwise specified.