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Table 2 Background characteristics of respondents (N = 38)

From: Pain, instability, and familial discord: a qualitative study into women who use drugs in Malaysia

Characteristic Percentage (%)
Age (median age = 31 years old)
 Younger than 30 44.8
 30–40 31.5
 40–50 18.4
 Older than 50 5.3
Age of first illicit drug use  
 Younger than 18 31.5
 18–25 34.2
 25–30 15.7
 Older than 30 2.6
 Unknown 16.0
Educational status  
 Never schooled 2.7
 Completed primary school 55.2
 Completed secondary school 36.8
 Completed tertiary education 0
 Unknown 5.3
Marital status  
 Never married 18.4
 Married 39.4
 Separated 0
 Divorced 23.6
 Widowed 0
 Unknown 18.6
Has a child/children 50
Place of residence  
 Urban 71
 Rural 10
 Unknown 19