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Table 2 Logistic regression model for participants in Khudjand who prefer high dead space needles to low dead space needles

From: Feasibility of needle and syringe programs in Tajikistan distributing low dead space needles

Variables Bivariate Multivariable
Odds ratio (95% CI) p value Odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Gender (female = 0, male = 1) 1.36 (0.48, 3.88) 0.562   
Age in years 0.99 (0.93, 1.05) 0.715   
High school education or more 0.41 (0.15, 1.15) 0.092   
Pharmacy main source of syringes at follow-up 1.87 (0.72, 4.86) 0.198 2.12 (0.74, 6.11) 0.162
Usually used 12-mm/ 0.5-in. needles 0.58 (0.17, 1.94) 0.378   
Usually used 1-mL syringes 0.36 (0.13, 1.01) 0.051 0.30 (0.10, 0.92) 0.035
Injected homemade opiates at follow-up 0.56 (0.15, 2.19) 0.408   
Like LDS needles because they waste less drugs 1.04 (0.44, 2.42) 0.935   
Like LDS needles because they make it easier to split drugs accurately 0.58 (0.17, 1.94) 0.378   
Like LDS needles because they save money on drugs 0.69 (0.29, 1.65) 0.408   
Like LDS needle because they are healthier to use because less infected blood stays in them 0.89 (0.33, 2.44) 0.824   
Number of injections with heroin mixed with dimedrol in the past 30 days 1.03 (1, 1.05) 0.045   
Number of injections with heroin by itself in the past 30 days 1.07 (0.98, 1.17) 0.142   
Total number of injections past 30 days 1.04 (1.01, 1.08) 0.015 1.04 (1.01, 1.07) 0.014