Journal of Addiction / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Injecting Drug Users and Their Health Seeking Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Table 2

Distribution of respondents by drug use ().

VariablesNumber ()Percentage (%)

Current drug of choice
Injection pethidine2218.3
Injection buprenorphine4840.0
Injection sedatives1915.8
Injection (others)/mixed injections3125.8

Names of first drug use
Injection pethidine108.3
Injection buprenorphine65.0
Injection sedatives86.7
Injection (others)97.5
Phensedyl2218.3
Ganja6150.8
Heroin32.5
Others (noninjecting)10.8

Age of taking first drug (years)
<161915.8
16–246251.7
25–341815
35–44108.3
45–5475.8
>5543.3

Age of first injecting drug (years)
<1675.8
16–241714.2
25–343730.8
35–442621.7
45–54108.3
>5532.5

Duration of injecting drug use
<6 months3025.0
6 months–<1 year2117.5
1–3 years2218.3
3–5 years2722.5
More than 5 years2016.7