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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%