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Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Aug;49(10):1287-95. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.891624. Epub 2014 Mar 6.

Factors associated with drug use among male motorbike taxi drivers in urban Vietnam.

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1Department of Health Management and Organization, Hanoi Medical University , Dong Da Dist., Hanoi , Vietnam.

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 291 male motorbike taxi drivers (MMTDs) recruited through social mapping technique in Hanoi, Vietnam, for face-to-face interviews to examine factors associated with drug use among MMTDs using Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills (IMB) model. Among 291 MMTDs, 17.18% reported drug use sometime in their lives, 96% of whom were drug injectors. Being depressed, being originally borne in urban cities, currently residing in rural areas, having a longer time living apart from their wives/lovers, using alcohol, following Buddhism, and reporting lower motivation of HIV prevention predict significantly higher odds of uptaking drugs.

KEYWORDS:

HIV risk behavior; Vietnam; drug use; information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model; motorbike taxi driver(s); risk behavior

PMID:
24601783
DOI:
10.3109/10826084.2014.891624
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