Needle sharing among Puerto Rican injection drug users in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts: place of birth and residence matter.

@article{Zerden2010NeedleSA,
  title={Needle sharing among Puerto Rican injection drug users in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts: place of birth and residence matter.},
  author={Lisa de Saxe Zerden and Luz Marilis L{\'o}pez and Lena M Lundgren},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1605-22}
}
This study explored whether place of birth and residence was associated with needle sharing for Puerto Rican injection drug users (IDUs) (N = 348). In-person interviews were conducted in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts during 2005-2007. Multivariate regression analyses revealed IDUs born and living in Puerto Rico were four times more likely to have shared needles compared to those residing in Massachusetts. Respondents residing in Massachusetts were 76% less likely to have ever shared needles… CONTINUE READING

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