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Table 3 Origin and reasons for migrating, N=150

From: Migration experiences, life conditions, and drug use practices of Russian-speaking drug users who live in Paris: a mixed-method analysis from the ANRS-Coquelicot study

  %
Place of origin
 Birthplace  
  Georgia 55.0
  Russia (outside Chechnya and the Ingush Republic)a 16.3
  Chechnyaa 10.2
  Lithuania 7.6
  Others (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Latvia, Tajikistan, Ingush Republica, Belarus…) 10.8
 Country of origin  
  Georgia 57.2
  Russia (outside Chechnya and the Ingush Republic)a 16.1
  Chechnyaa 9.7
  Lithuania 7.6
  Others (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Latvia, Tajikistan, Ingush Republica, Belarus) 9.4
Migration trajectories
 Number of years since departure from home country (avg, 5.3 years; SD, 5.9 years; 0–24 years)  
  0 (less than a year) 9.7
  1–3 years 45.5
  4+ years 44.8
Number of registered countries of residents (avg, 1.9 countries; SD, 1–2 countries, 1–10 countries)  
  1 country 41.3
  2 countries 40.0
  3+ countries (max = 5, then 10) 18.7
 Countries of residence for 1 year or longer  
  Russian speaking ex-Soviet countries 40.7
  Other Eastern European countries 9.6
  Western European countries 20.5
  Other countries 8.3
Five most recurring countries of residence  
  Russia 36.5
  Germany 9.6
  Poland 9.2
  Ukraine 5.9
  Spain 5.2
  Other: 1/Belarus, Slovenia, Latvia, Ingush Republic, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Austria, Czech Republic; 2/UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Tunisia; 3/USA, Canada, India  
Arrival in France
 Number of years since arrival in France (avg, 3.3 years; SD, 4.1 years, 0–21 years)  
  0 (less than 1 year) 21.5
  1–3 years 48.8
  4+ years 29.7
 Arrived in France with whom?  
  Alone 61.3
  Friends/countrymen 5.6
  Family 33.1
  1. aContrary to other regions cited here, Chechnya and the Ingush Republic are not autonomous states but republics of the Russian Federation claiming their right to independence