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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: “Who has ever loved a drug addict? It’s a lie. They think a ‘teja’ is as bad person”: multiple stigmas faced by women who inject drugs in coastal Kenya

Characteristic IDIs FGDs Total Percent
Age (mean, years) 26.4 30.5 28.4
Number of children (mean)    1.6
Education
 None 4 4 8 18
 Primary 13 10 23 51
 Secondary 6 6 12 27
 Post-secondary 0 1 1 2
 Unknown 1 0 1 2
Marital status
 Married 5 3 8 18
 Live in partner 7 5 12 27
 Single 11 13 24 53
 Unknown 1 0 1 2
Income source
 Casual labor 2 5 7 16
 Food Kiosk/plaiting 3 2 5 11
 Sex work 9 4 13 29
 Peddling 1 2 3 7
 Peer educator 0 1 1 2
 Family or partner 3 1 4 9
 Begging, hustling 5 6 11 24
 Unknown 1 0 1 2
Contraception
 Yes 11 3 14 31
 No 13 18 31 69
Drug use
 Duration using drugs (years) 7.8 9.1 8.5
 Duration injecting (years) 3.3 2.0 2.6
Main drugs used
 Heroin 11 1 12 27
 Heroin and other drugs* 11 15 26 58
 Cocaine 1 3 4 9
 Cocaine and other drugs* 1 2 3 6
  1. *Varied combination of substances including Rhohypnol, khat, cigarettes, and alcohol