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Table 4 Characteristics of commonly used drugs in the past 12 months 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 of drugs Frequency Percent
Drug type
 Heroin 155 56.2
 Cocaine 133 48.2
 Pethidine 43 15.6
 Crack 11 4.0
 Morphine 6 2.2
 Ecstasy 3 1.1
 Tramadol 2 0.7
 Others 4 1.4
Number of type of drugs
 Only one 209 75.7
 Two drugs 58 21.0
 Three or more 9 3.3
Place where a drug is found
 From friends 227 82.2
 Special shops 43 15.6
 Smuggled from contraband 28 10.1
 From pharmacy/drug shops 22 8.0
 Non-gover. health facility 17 6.2
 From an ordinary shop 7 2.7
Reported cost of drug Ethiopian Birr
(Mean + SD)
 
Average daily price 189.39 + 158.1  
Price of drugs used on the last day 172.77 + 149.0  
Price for a single injection 145.96 + 127.9  
Price of a single injection of the last time 144.70 + 129.1