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Table 1 Sexual and injecting drug use behaviors in people who inject drugs in Podgorica, Montenegro, 2013

From: Prevalence of HIV and other infections and correlates of needle and syringe sharing among people who inject drugs in Podgorica, Montenegro: a respondent-driven sampling survey

  n / N Sample prevalence % a RDS b prevalence estimates % (95% CI) c
Currently has regular sexual partner 217/401 54.1 50.9 (44.1–57.6)
Used condom during last sex with regular partnerd 100/396 25.3 24.2 (19.1–29.2)
Discussed HIV status before having first sexual intercourse with regular partnerd 127/401 31.7 28.6 (22.8–34.3)
Had non-regular sexual partner in the past 12 months 251/399 62.9 62.2 (56.2–68.4)
Used condoms consistently during sexual intercourse with non-regular partners in the past 12 months 109/251 43.4 46.4 (37.1–55.8)
Total number of sex partners in the past 12 months
 0–1 123/392 31.4 31.1 (25.3–36.8)
 2–3 121/392 30.9 34.0 (27.2–40.8)
 4–5 63/392 16.1 16.7 (11.8–21.5)
 6–10 63/392 16.1 13.7 (9.6–17.8)
 ≥11 22/392 5.6 4.5 (2.3–6.8)
Ever had sexual intercourse for which received or gave money or drugs 216/400 54.0 48.8 (42.0–55.6)
Used condom during last sexual intercourse for which gave or received money or drugs 169/216 78.2 79.5 (71.6–87.5)
Used drugs before sexual intercourse in the past 12 months
 Never 16/398 4.0 3.5 (1.4–5.5)
 Rarely 30/398 7.5 11.9 (7.4–16.4)
 Sometimes 83/398 20.9 22.4 (17.0–27.8)
 Often 269/398 62.2 62.2 (55.9–68.4)
Type of drugs used in the past month    
 Heroin 381/401 95.0 95.7 (93.2–98.3)
 Cocaine 20/401 5.0 4.3 (1.7–6.8)
Frequency of injecting drugs in the past month
 Once per month 9/402 2.2 3.0 (0.6–5.4)
 Few times per month 68/402 16.9 23.1 (15.7–30.4)
 Once per week 9/402 2.2 1.5 (0.4–2.6)
 Several times per week 91/402 22.6 27.0 (20.7–33.4)
 Once per day 27/402 6.7 5.1 (2.8–7.3)
 Several times per day 198/402 49.3 40.3 (33.3–47.3)
Ever shared needles or syringes with someone else during drug injection 260/402 64.7 60.4 (53.9–66.8)
Shared needles or syringes with someone else in the past month 57/399 14.3 14.1 (9.7–18.4)
Shared needles or syringes with someone else in the last episode of injection 31/401 7.7 8.4 (4.9–12.0)
Received drug dependence treatmente
 Currently 25/399 6.3 6.1 (3.3–8.9)
 Not currently, but in the past 160/399 39.8 37.1 (31.3–42.9)
 Never 214/399 53.4 56.7 (50.6–62.8)
  1. aUnweighted estimates.
  2. bWeighted estimates; RDS = respondent-driven sampling.
  3. c95% CI = 95% confidence interval.
  4. dRefers to current or most recent regular partner.
  5. eDrug dependence treatment included opioid substitution therapy (as maintenance treatment), inpatient detoxification, outpatient drug dependence treatment, peer-based support groups.