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Table 4 Needle reuse frequency in Brazil, Latin America and the World

From: Insulin Injection Technique Questionnaire: results of an international study comparing Brazil, Latin America and World data

Item Brasil pen Brasil syringe LatAm pen LatAm syringe World pen World syringe
Reuse needles n = 59 n = 209 n = 238 n = 449 n = 11,961 n = 2711
 Yes (%) 80 57 71 61 55.80 38.80
 No (%) 20 43 29 39 44.20 61.20
Frequency of reuse n = 48 n = 121 n = 191 n = 283 n = 3985 n = 1126
 2 times (%) 23 30 31 44 30.7% 35.4
 3–5 times (%) 40 45 28 39 39.7 44
 6–10 times (%) 21 17 15 11 16 11.4
 > 10 times (%) 17 7 15 6 13.60 9.2