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Table 3 Reasons for assisted injecting among PWID during two time periods (December 2005–May 2007 and December 2012–May 2014)

From: Declining trends in the rates of assisted injecting: a prospective cohort study

Reason for needing help Males (n = 229) Females (n = 175)
  December 2005–May 2007 (%) December 2012–May 2014 (%) p value December 2005–May 2007 (%) December 2012–May 2014 (%) p value
  151 (65.9) 78 (34.1) 115 (65.7) 60 (34.3)
Lack of injection technique 31 (20.5) 8 (10.3) 0.050 19 (16.5) 2 (3.3) 0.013
Bad veins/no veins 61 (40.4) 24 (30.8) 0.153 48 (41.7) 18 (30.0) 0.128
Anxious/dope sick 22 (14.6) 11 (14.1) 0.924 10 (8.7) 13 (21.7) 0.016
Jugular injection 32 (21.2) 26 (33.3) 0.045 43 (37.4) 27 (45.0) 0.329
Vision or other disability 24 (15.9) 11 (14.1) 0.721 17 (14.8) 7 (11.7) 0.570
Other reasons 7 (4.6) 9 (11.5) 0.052 4 (3.5) 1 (1.7) 0.662
  1. PWID people who inject drugs