Geographic proximity, policy and utilization of syringe exchange programmes.

@article{Rockwell1999GeographicPP,
  title={Geographic proximity, policy and utilization of syringe exchange programmes.},
  author={Russell Rockwell and Don C Des Jarlais and Samuel R Friedman and Theresa E. Perlis and Denise Paone},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={437-42}
}
The objective of the research was to assess the effects of geographic proximity on the utilization of syringe exchange among injection drug users (IDUs) in New York City. Between 1994 and 1996, 805 IDUs were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. Geographic proximity was defined as living within a ten-minute walk. Eighty-one per cent of IDUs who lived close typically used a syringe exchange compared to 59% of those who lived further away. In multiple logistic regression analysis, those… CONTINUE READING

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