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Table 1 Table of attributes

From: A qualitative study of diphenhydramine injection in Kyrgyz prisons and implications for harm reduction

Pseudonym Role/status in hierarchy Gender Age range Duration PWID Years on MMT Lifetime # incarcerations Duration current incarceration (y)
Key informants
Bashir Obizhennyia M 26–30 1–5 0 3 5–6
Yryskul’ NA F 31–35 6–10 0 2 1–2
Tursun Muzhik/poriadochnyib M 46–50 1–5 0 1 3–4
Turat Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 41–45 16–20 5 6 1–2
Sasha Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 56–60 26–30 > 10 > 7 3–4
Nikolay Redsc M 46–50 21–25 3 4 1–2
Tair Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 46–50 36–40 0 7 5–6
Envar Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 31–35 16–20 0 4 1–2
Iurii Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 31–35 31–35 > 1 4  > 8
Daniyar Gadyd M 41–45 21–25 1 4 3–4
Yuri Muzhik/poriadochnyi M 36–40 6–10 0 7 3–4
Key stakeholders
Marina NGO staff F      
Timur Blatnoie M      
Oksana Women’s prison staff F      
Nurgul’ Medical staff F      
  1. PWID person who injects drugs, MMT methadone maintenance therapy, NA not applicable, M male, F female, NGO non-governmental organization
  2. aThe lowest caste of prisoners
  3. bLiterally, “the decent ones.” Second to highest and largest caste in the prisoner hierarchy
  4. cRefers to prisoners who work for the formal prison administration
  5. dThe second to lowest caste in the prisoner hierarchy
  6. eOne of the higher castes in the prisoner hierarchy, a leader within prison subculture