Journal of Addiction / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Distribution of respondents by health seeking behavior ().

VariablesNumber ()Percentage (%)

Primary point of care
Govt. center1310.8
Private center2319.2
Local MBBS doctor4033.3
Local pharmacy1210.0
Paramedics/quacks/traditional108.3
None2218.3

Reason for delay or not taking treatment earlier
Don’t know where to go4840.0
Treatment too expensive3630.0
Treatment not effective2117.5
Other causes1512.5

Needle sharing
Always4840.0
Never3226.7
Sometimes4033.3

Reason for needle sharing ()
Cheap1210
Convenient2218.3
No problem known2420
Norm1815
Don't know1210

Willing to use NEP
Yes6957.5
No3630.0
Don’t know1512.5

Reason for not being willing to use NEP ()
Costs or loss of income1512.5
Fear of police75.8
Social problems97.5
Don’t know54.2