Table 2

Multivariate log-binomial regression analysis of factors associated with reports of police beatings among IDU in Bangkok, Thailand (n= 639)
Variable Adjusted PR 95% CI p - value
Calendar year of study enrolment
  (2011 vs. 2009) 1.27 (1.07–1.49) 0.005
Younger age among those who ever injected methamphetamine
  (< 37 years vs. ≥ 37 years old) 1.18 (0.99–1.41) 0.062
Younger age among those who never injected methamphetamine
  (< 37 years vs. ≥ 37 years old) 1.69 (1.17–2.43) 0.005
Gender
  (Male vs. Female) 4.43 (2.63–7.49) <0.001
Syringe sharing ever
  (Yes vs. No) 1.44 (1.15–1.80) 0.002
Ever in prison
  (Yes vs. No) 2.51 (1.68–3.77) <0.001
Ever in compulsory drug detention
  (Yes vs. No) 1.22 (1.05–1.40) 0.008
Reporting barriers to accessing healthcare
  (Any vs. None) 1.23 (1.01–1.49) 0.043
Non-fatal overdose ever
  (Yes vs. No) 1.14 (0.97–1.34) 0.115

IDU people who inject drugs, PR prevalence ratio, CI Confidence Interval.

Hayashi et al.

Hayashi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:733   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-733

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