Table 1

Factors associated with compulsory drug detention exposure among IDU in Bangkok, Thailand (n = 252)

Characteristic

Yes

n = 80 (31.7%)

No

n = 172 (68.3%)

Odds Ratio

(95% CI)

p - value


Median age

< 36.5 years

45 (56)

81 (47)

1.44 (0.85 - 2.46)

0.176

≥ 36.5 years

35 (44)

91 (53)

Gender

Female

23 (29)

43 (25)

1.21 (0.67 - 2.19)

0.529

Male

57 (71)

129 (75)

Education

≥ secondary

57 (71)

102 (59)

1.70 (0.96 - 3.01)

0.067

< secondary

23 (29)

70 (41)

Unemployed

Yes

16 (20)

30 (17)

1.18 (0.60 - 2.32)

0.625

No

64 (80)

142 (83)

Income from illegal sources

Yes

7 (9)

7 (4)

2.26 (0.77 - 6.68)

0.146

No

73 (91)

165 (96)

Median daily expenses for purchasing drugs

≥ 300 THB

49 (61)

78 (45)

1.90 (1.11 - 3.27)

0.019

< 300 THB

31 (39)

94 (55)

Ever injected heroin

Yes

78 (97)

156 (91)

4.00 (0.90 - 17.84)

0.051

No

2 (3)

16 (9)

Ever injected yaba

Yes

54 (68)

107 (62)

1.26 (0.72 - 2.21)

0.416

No

26 (32)

65 (38)

Ever injected methadone

Yes

13 (16)

26 (15)

1.09 (0.53 - 2.25)

0.817

No

67 (84)

146 (85)

Ever used drugs in combination

Yes

63 (79)

112 (65)

1.99 (1.07 - 3.69)

0.029

No

17 (21)

60 (35)

Ever borrowed needles

Yes

32 (40)

57 (33)

1.35 (0.78 - 2.33)

0.289

No

48 (60)

115 (67)

Ever lent needles

Yes

29 (36)

63 (37)

0.98 (0.57 - 1.71)

0.954

No

51 (64)

109 (63)

Ever overdosed

Yes

30 (38)

45 (26)

1.69 (0.96 - 2.98)

0.067

No

50 (62)

127 (74)

Ever had drugs planted by police

Yes

48 (60)

74 (43)

1.99 (1.16 - 3.41)

0.012

No

32 (40)

98 (57)

Ever on methadone treatment

Yes

40 (50)

71 (41)

1.42 (0.83 - 2.42)

0.194

No

40 (50)

101 (59)


Csete et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:12   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-12

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