Table 2

Characteristics of villagers by status of drug use in the past one yeara

Methamphetamine user

Methamphetamine/drug non-userb


Variables

Village A

(n = 39)

Village B

(n = 15)

Total

(n = 54)

Village A

(n = 317)

Village B

(n = 177)

Total

(n = 494)


n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)


Age group (years)

15 – 24

18

46.2

2

13.3

20

37.0

141

44.5

66

37.3

207

41.9

25 – 34

11

28.2

3

20.0

14

25.9

85

26.8

58

32.8

143

28.9

35 – 44

5

12.8

7

46.7

12

22.2

73

23.0

37

20.9

110

22.3

45 – 54

5

12.8

3

20.0

8

14.8

18

5.7

16

9.0

34

6.9

Sex

Male

34

87.2

15

100.0

49

90.7

140

44.2

85

48.0

225

45.5

Female

5

12.8

0

0.0

5

9.3

177

55.8

92

52.0

269

54.5

Marital status

Never married

17

43.6

1

6.7

18

33.3

107

33.8

57

32.2

164

33.2

Religion

Christianity

15

38.5

13

86.7

28

51.9

73

23.0

144

81.4

217

43.9

Animism

3

7.7

2

13.3

5

9.3

22

6.9

9

5.1

31

6.3

Buddhism

20

51.3

0

0.0

20

37.0

211

66.6

22

12.4

233

47.2

Missing data

1

2.6

0

0.0

1

1.9

11

3.5

2

1.1

13

2.6

Education

Primary or lower

25

64.1

15

100.0

40

74.1

188

59.3

135

76.3

323

65.4

Junior high school

7

17.9

0

0.0

7

13.0

73

23.0

21

11.9

94

19.0

High school or higher

6

15.4

0

0.0

6

11.1

52

16.4

20

11.3

72

14.6

Missing data

1

2.6

0

0.0

1

1.9

4

1.3

1

0.6

5

1.0

Main occupation

Farmer

20

51.3

15

100.0

35

64.8

215

67.8

145

81.9

360

72.9

Daily wage laborer

14

35.9

0

0.0

14

25.9

26

8.2

10

5.6

36

7.3

Student

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

41

12.9

20

11.3

61

12.3

Other

4

10.3

0

0.0

4

7.4

28

8.8

1

0.6

29

5.9

Missing data

1

2.6

0

0.0

1

1.9

7

2.2

1

0.6

8

1.6

Graduated from a school in town

Graduated

9

23.1

0

0.0

9

16.7

82

25.9

36

20.3

118

23.9

Missing data

1

2.6

0

0.0

1

1.9

15

4.7

3

1.7

18

3.6

Ever worked in town

Ever worked

16

41.0

10

66.7

26

48.1

50

15.8

47

26.6

97

19.6

Missing data

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

11

3.5

1

0.6

12

2.4

Opium use

Yes

11

28.2

6

40.0

17

31.5

7

2.2

8

4.5

15

3.0

Missing data

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

1

0.3

1

0.6

2

0.4

Marijuana use

Yes

15

38.5

0

0.0

15

27.8

3

0.9

3

1.7

6

1.2

Missing data

0

0.0

1

6.7

1

1.9

4

1.3

3

1.7

7

1.4

Heroin use

Yes

9

23.1

0

0.0

9

16.7

2

0.6

2

1.1

4

0.8

Missing data

0

0.0

1

6.7

1

1.9

1

0.3

5

2.8

6

1.2

Opium, Marijuana, or Herion use

Yes

23

59.0

6

40.0

29

53.7

9

2.8

10

5.6

19

3.8

Missing data

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

4

1.3

5

2.8

9

1.8

Ever diagnosed with STIs

Yes

5

12.8

1

6.7

6

11.1

3

0.9

3

1.7

6

1.2

No (Ever had sex)

21

53.8

12

80.0

33

61.1

210

66.2

114

64.4

324

65.6

No (Never had sex)

13

33.3

1

6.7

14

25.9

103

32.5

54

30.5

157

31.8

Missing data

0

0.0

1

6.7

1

1.9

1

0.3

6

3.4

7

1.4


aN = 548, Those who missed the answer on methamphetamine use were excluded

bIncluding methamphetamine non-user and drug non-user

Kobori et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:11   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-11

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