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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of covariates among PWID from 2002 to 2019 (n = 1737)

From: Assessing the relationship between syringe exchange, pharmacy, and street sources of accessing syringes and injection drug use behavior in a pooled nationally representative sample of people who inject drugs in the United States from 2002 to 2019

  % n
Syringe sharing
 Borrowing 16.7 (294)
 Lending 19.1 (338)
Reuse syringe 63.1 (1062)
Source last syringe
 Got last needle through SEP 12.4 (217)
 Purchased last needle at pharmacy 52.7 (953)
 Obtained syringe on the street 15.6 (226)
 Obtained syringe other means 19.3 (341)
Use bleach to clean last needle 27.5 (415)
Covariates
No insurance coverage 33.3 (584)
Injection drug use
 Heroin 82.6 (1458)
 Cocaine 46.2 `(789)
18–25 years old 25.2 (930)
Race
 Black 7.3 (79)
 White 77.0 (1361)
 Other race 2.8 (116)
Hispanic 12.9 (181)
Male sex 68.0 (1039)
Less than high school 27.1 (459)