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Table 2 Comparison of means for injecting practices by HCV status

From: Understanding differences in HIV/HCV prevalence according to differentiated risk behaviors in a sample of PWID in rural Puerto Rico

  HCV+
(n = 247)
HCV−
(n = 68)
N
Age (years) 41.8* 38.8* 315
Age at first use of injection drugs 20.7*** 26.3*** 315
# of years injecting drugs 21.9*** 12.5*** 315
Past year:
 Frequency of injection 5.9 5.9 315
 # of people used needle 1.2 1.2 314
 # of people used works 4.9 3.0 314
 # of people backloaded 1.5 0.91 311
 Frequency of used needle utilization 0.4 0.4 315
 Frequency of used cooker utilization 1.1* 0.8* 315
 Frequency of used cotton utilization 0.8 0.6 315
 Frequency of used water utilization 0.7 0.5 315
Past month:
 # of people used needle 0.4 0.5 315
 # of people used work 2.0** 1.0** 315
 # of people backloaded 0.6 0.5 313
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001