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Table 1 The comparison of syringe sharing between socio-demographic variables

From: Needle and syringe sharing among Iranian drug injectors

  

Syringe sharing

 
  

Count

Percent

P value

Sex

Male

713

35.4%

0.029

Female

35

47.9%

 

Religious type

Muslim

737

36.0%

0.164

other

2

16.7%

 

Living place

Urban

640

35.0%

0.004

Rural

62

47.7%

 

Education level

Illiterate or were barely able to read and write

94

43.7%

0.002

Under diploma

607

36.0%

 

Upper diploma

35

25.0%

 

Marital status

single

421

38.0%

<0.001

Married

166

26.4%

 

Separate, divorce and widow

153

46.8%

 

Status of home

Having home

575

32.4%

0.000

Homeless

144

62.1

 

Alone Living

No

567

32.8%

<0.001

Yes

182

50.6%

 

Occupation

No

353

28.5%

<0.001

Yes

396

46.5%

 

Boss type

State

13

25.0%

0.591

Private

114

30.9%

 

khisfarrma

126

28.5%

 

Drug Income

No

462

30.2%

<0.001

Yes

267

52.0%

 

Job Income

No

409

43.1%

<0.001

Yes

320

29.3%

 

Illegal Income

No

412

28.5%

<0.001

Yes

317

53.0%

 

Legal Non Job Income

No

345

35.3%

0.775

Yes

384

36.0%

 

Furniture sell Income

No

683

35.5%

0.483

Yes

46

38.7%

 

Lifetime smoking

Never smoking

23

34.3%

0.636

Current smoking

690

36.1%

 

Past smoking

36

31.9%

 

cigarette smoking by parents

No

296

29.8%

<0.001

Yes

453

41.3%

 

cigarette smoking by other members of family

No

178

26.8%

<0.001

Yes

571

40.0%

 

Substance use by parents

No

475

31.3%

<0.001

Yes

274

47.7%

 

Substance use by members of family

No

337

29.0%

<0.001

Yes

412

44.3%