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Table 3 Barriers to utilization of services

From: Assessment of health services for people who use drugs in Central Asia: findings of a quantitative survey in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

  Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
  Group A (reg. PWUD) (%) Group B (non-reg. PWUD) (%) Group A (reg. PWUD) (%) Group B (non-reg. PWUD) (%)
  N = 55 N = 283 N = 8 N = 307
Barriers to utilization of drug-related servicesa
I think I do not need treatment 76.4 60.9* 75.0 62.9
I think that current available treatment is not effective 29.1 29.0 25.0 16.3
I heard stories about the treatment regime that made me dislike it 25.5 19.3 62.5 9.8*
I heard stories about treatment staff that made me dislike it 16.4 15.1 50.0 5.2*
I cannot afford to pay for treatment/treatment is too expensive 14.5 15.5 50.0 17.3*
I do not trust governmental facilities 12.7 21.8 37.5 10.7*
I am afraid of problems with police if they know I was in treatment as a drug user 10.9 41.2* 37.5 19.9
Afraid that then everybody will know I am a drug user 9.1 41.2* 25.0 36.2
I do not want to be registered with narcology 7.3 51.3* 12.5 24.4
  1. PWUD people who use drugs
  2. *Indicates a significant result (p = 0.05 or smaller) between group A and group B in each country
  3. aMultiple response, only people who never received drug-related treatment