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Table 4 Policing interactions by risky injection drug use

From: The association between psychosocial and structural-level stressors and HIV injection drug risk behavior among Malaysian fishermen: A cross-sectional study

  Total sample Non Risky Injection Drug Use Risky Injection Drug Use
(n = 154) (n = 88) (57.1 %) (n = 66) (42.9 %)
  n % n % n %
Has fear of police ever caused a hurried or rushed injection 98 63.6 % 49 55.7 % 49 74.2 %*
Have the police ever demanded money to buy back drugs that have been confiscated 46 29.9 % 23 26.1 % 23 34.8 %
Have you ever been beaten or tortured by police 74 48.1 % 37 42.0 % 37 56.1 %
Have the police ever planted drugs on you 43 27.9 % 24 27.3 % 19 28.8 %
Have police ever taken your syringes 79 51.3 % 39 44.3 % 40 60.6 %†
Have you ever avoided carrying syringes for fear of the police 107 69.5 % 58 65.9 % 49 74.2 %
In the past 6 months, how many times has your boat or the place you were working been raided by the police? (mean, sd) 3.67, 10.7 2.4, 4.5 5.3, 15.5†
  1. amissingness due to non-response
  2. ** p <0.01; * p <0.05; † p < 0.1