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Table 2 Demographic and drug use characteristics of IDU sample (N = 419)1

From: Quantifying hepatitis C transmission risk using a new weighted scoring system for the Blood-Borne Virus Transmission Risk Assessment Questionnaire (BBV-TRAQ): Applications for community-based HCV surveillance, education and prevention

Percentage male    57% (239)
Mean age (SD)    27.8 (8.2)
Employment    
   employed    22% (93)
   student    6% (27)
   unemployed    66% (275)
   home duties    6% (24)
Mean years since first injection (SD)    9.5 (7.5)
   ≤ 3 years    23% (97)
   > 3 years    77% (318)
Drug most injected in the past month    
   heroin    71% (296)
   amphetamines    22% (91)
   other    7% (29)
Frequency of injecting in the past month    
   weekly or less    20% (85)
   more than weekly less than daily    26% (110)
   daily or more    54% (224)
Percentage with no Tx experience    28%
Self-report BBV status HCV HBV2 HIV
   positive 45% (189) 14% (60) 2% (7)
   negative 42% (174) 38% (158) 87% (364)
   never tested/not sure 13% (55) 16% (67) 11% (47)
  1. 1 Some totals do not sum to 419 due to a small number of non-responders.
  2. 2 Includes 32% (133) reporting previous HBV vaccination.