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Table 2 High risk behaviors for hepatitis B, C and syphilis

From: High risk behaviors of injection drug users registered with harm reduction programme in Karachi, Pakistan

Variable
Risky behavior for hepatitis B Sero positive N (%) mean (SD) Sero negative N (%) mean (SD) P value
Paid for sex: Yes 6 (60%) 109 (72.7%) 0.38
No 4 (40%) 41 (27.4%)  
Age 28 (8.3) 36.2 (9.5) 0.00
Age of first sexual intercourse 12.7 (7.1) 15.9 (9.7) 0.31
Age of initiation of addiction 14.4 (4.4) 16 (4.7) 0.15
Risk behavior for hepatitis C
Paid for sex: Yes 110 (72.8%) 5 (55.6%) 0.26
No 41 (27.2) 4 (44.4%)  
Age 35.7 (9.7) 36.2 (8.9) 0.88
Age of first sexual intercourse 15.5 (9.7) 18 (8.3) 0.46
Age of initiation of addiction 15.8 (4.8) 15.3 (3.3) 0.75
Risky behavior for syphilis
Paid for sex: Yes 18 (85.7%) 97 (69.8%) 0.13
No 3 (14.3%) 42 (30.2%)  
Age 33.6 (6.2) 36 (10) 0.27
Age of first sexual intercourse 13.3 (9.7) 16 (9.6) 0.22
Age of initiation of addiction 14.1 (2.8) 15.9 (4.8) 0.23