Journal of Addiction / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Distribution of respondents by knowledge about diseases spread by drug use ().

VariablesNumber ()Percentage (%)

Knowledge about diseases spread
Yes4824.2
No 7260.0

Diseases spread
HIV/AIDS2117.5
Syphilis86.7
Hepatitis B/C75.8
Other blood-borne diseases32.5
Don’t know8167.5

Ever heard of (multiple answers possible)
HIV/AIDS6856.7
Syphilis2117.5
Hepatitis B/C4537.5

Knowledge about protection
Not injecting any more drugs3529.2
Cleaning syringe/needle with water4134.2
Using condoms1210.0
Taking medicines65.0
No need32.5
Don't know2319.2

Consequences of drug use (multiple answers possible)
Affecting my health10385.8
Affecting my job/education8772.5
Affecting family relationships 9680.0
Affecting socially6554.2
Others5142.5