Skip to main content

Table 3 Injection risk behaviors of 460 IDUs in New York City by recent illicit methadone use

From: Correlates of illicit methadone use in New York City: A cross-sectional study

   Illicit methadone use  
  Total Current use No current use  
  n = 460 n = 157 n = 303  
  n(%) d n(%) n(%) p-value
Shot up in a shooting gallery 150 (32.6) 65 (41.4) 85 (28.1) 0.005
Used equipment at shooting gallery (rented/borrowed/bought) 94 (20.4) 47 (29.9) 47 (15.5) 0.027
Shared tourniquet 155 (33.7) 60 (38.2) 95 (31.4) 0.249
Shared cooker, cotton, or rinse water 292 (63.5) 111 (70.7) 181 (59.7) 0.021
Shared needles 193 (42.0) 76 (48.4) 117 (38.6) 0.033