Journal article

Socio-demographic correlates of injection drug use among male drug users: a cross sectional study in Nepal.

Sanjeev Raj Neupane, Shiva Raj Mishra, Samaj Adhikari, Amod Kumar Poudyal

Journal of Community Health | Published : 2014

Abstract

Drug abuse is one of the major public health problems in Nepal. The objective of this study is to explore the factors responsible for the injecting drug use in Nepal. A cross sectional study was conducted among drug users in Pokhara sub metropolitan city in Nepal. Taking prevalence of 20% at 95% confidence interval and 20% non-response rate, 448 samples were calculated for face to face interviews. Most of the study participants were >24 year's age. Sixty-one percentage of the participants were unemployed. The largest percentage belonged to Gurung/Rai/Pun (37%) ethnic groups, and had completed secondary level of education (47.5%). In the logistic regression analysis occupation, motivating fac..

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