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Table 1 OST client socio-demographic characteristics at intake (n = 2569)*

From: Opioid substitution therapy in manipur and nagaland, north-east india: operational research in action

Demographic characteristic Manipur n (%) Nagaland n (%) Demographic characteristic Manipur n (%) Nagaland n (%)
Sex    Education   
Male 1775 (96.3) 598 (85.1) No education 103 (5.6) 49 (6.9)
Female 69 (3.7) 105 (14.9) Primary school 450 (24.3) 147 (20.6)
    High school 444 (24.0) 243 (34.1)
Marital Status    Undergraduate 548 (29.6) 146 (20.5)
Married 873 (47.1) 361 (50.5) Graduate and above 306 (16.5) 128 (18.0)
Single 876 (47.3) 320 (44.8)    
Separated/divorced 67 (3.6) 23 (3.2) Occupation   
Widowed 36 (1.9) 11 (1.5) Unemployed 874 (48.6) 323 (45.3)
    Small business 335 (18.6) 72 (10.1)
Source of referral    Government 118 (6.6) 131 (18.4)
Friend/peer 950 (51.6) 370 (51.7) Labourer 213 (11.8) 3 (0.4)
Outreach worker 280 (15.2) 148 (20.7) Sex worker 1 (0.1) 94 (13.2)
Peer educator 287 (15.6) 95 (13.3) Selling drugs 2 (0.1) 3 (0.4)
Family 207 (11.2) 71 (9.9) Other 256 (14.2) 87 (12.2)
Nurse 6 (0.3) 1 (0.1)    
Other 111 (6.0) 30 (4.2)    
  1. * Percentages were calculated excluding missing cases