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Table 3 Characteristics of drugs used for injection and process of its use by people who inject drugs substances in Addis Ababa and Hawassa, December 2019

From: Population estimation and harm reduction among people who inject drugs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age at first injection
 Below 20 years 130 47.1
 20–29 years 119 43.1
 30 years or more 27 9.8
 Mean + SD 22.1 + 6.1  
The last injection
 Today/yesterday 45 16.3
 Within a week 51 18.5
 Within a month 44 15.9
Frequency of injection
 Daily to 2–3 per day 29 33.0
 Once in a week to a month 168 60.9
 Less frequent (> 3 months) 17 6.2