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Table 1 Data on needle exchange activity

From: Pharmacy-based needle exchange in New Zealand: a review of services

   N Mean (sd) Median Min Max MW-U; p = (data missing on 1 case)
How many NX interactions took place in the last 4 weeks? Total 149 62.4 (128.7) 12 0 840 943; p < 0.0001
L1 63 26.5 (107.1) 3 0 800
L2 85 89.8 (137.6) 40 0 840
How many different clients used service in last 4 weeks? Total 107 17.0 (35.7) 6 0 250 495.5; p < 0.0001
L1 41 6.2 (16.6) 2 0 100
L2 65 24.1 (42.6) 10 0 250
How many clients use the service regularly? Total 133 11.6 (23.4) 5 0 200 821; p < 0.0001
L1 54 4.6 (14.0) 1 0 100
L2 78 16.6 (27.3) 9 0 200
How many individual injecting units were issued in the last four weeks?1,2 Total 99 130.0 (195.9) 50 0 1200 480.5; p < 0.0001
L1 32 65.7 (156.5) 20 0 800
L2 66 163.2 (206.9) 85 0 1200
  1. 1. Defined as sufficient injecting equipment for one injecting, e.g. one syringe, or one needle plus barrel
  2. 2. Mailshots 1–2 only
  3. L1 and L2 = level 1 and level 2 needle exchange