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Table 1 Characteristics of selected study cities

From: A multicentre sero-behavioural survey for hepatitis B and C, HIV and HTLV among people who inject drugs in Germany using respondent driven sampling

  Berlin Essen Leipzig Frankfurt Cologne Hanover Munich Hamburg
Pop. size 2012 3.375.222 566.862 520.838 687.775 1.024.373 509.485 1.388.308 1.734.272
Estimated prevalence opioid users* 7,000 (2001) 3,000 (1998) 802" (2012) 6,000 (1998) 4,000 (1998) 3,000 (1993) 3,500 (2001) 12,000 (1993)
Number persons on OST per 100,000 pop. (federal state) + 138 Berlin 137 North Rhine- Westphalia 16 Saxony 113 Hesse 137 North Rhine- Westphalia 95 Lower Saxony 63 Bavaria 237 Hamburg
Number drug related deaths (city level) (2012) ♦ 113 20 8 21 29 3 35 49
  1. *source: Kraus et al., 2004 [51].
  2. ‘’source: Suchtbericht der Stadt Leipzig, 2013:
  3. http://www.leipzig.de/news/news/suchtbericht-2013-liegt-vor-alkohol-bleibt-das-grte-problem/ (last accessed July 4th, 2014).
  4. +source: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte/Bundesopiumstelle: Bericht zum Substitutionsregister 2014 http://www.bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Bundesopiumstelle/SubstitReg/Subst_Bericht.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=6 (last accessed July 4th, 2014).
  5. ♦source: Bundeslagebild Rauschgift 2012: http://www.bka.de/nn_193360/DE/Publikationen/JahresberichteUndLagebilder/Rauschgiftkriminalitaet/rauschgiftkriminalitaet__node.html?__nnn=true.