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Table 2 HCV knowledge and risk behaviors by HCV status

From: Hepatitis C infection, related services, and barriers to HCV treatment among drug users in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Shanghai, China

  Total (n = 240) HCV positive (n = 168) HCV negative (n = 72)
HCV knowledge, mean (SD) 6.8 (3.7) 7.0 (3.5) 6.4 (3.8)
Time of drug use (year), mean (SD)* 10.9 (6.7) 11.4 (7.2) 10.0 (5.3)
Injection in past 30 days, n (%) 6 (2.6) 6 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
Shared needles in past 30 days, n (%) 0 0 0
More than one sexual partner in past 30 days, n (%) 10 (9.6) 7 (9.5) 3 (9.6)
Not using condoms when having sex, n (%)
 With primary sex partner 68 (66.0) 47 (63.5) 21 (72.4)
 With casual sex partner 14 (14.0) 9 (12.3) 5 (18.5)
 With commercial sex partner 12 (12.0) 6 (8.3) 6 (21.4)
Harmful drinking, n (%) 20 (8.3) 15 (8.9) 5 (6.9)
Current health is poor by self-report, n (%) 181 (75.7) 131 (78.5) 50 (69.5)
Depression symptoms in past 6 months, n (%) 109 (45.4) 79 (47.0) 30 (41.7)
Suicide ideation in past 6 months, n (%) 39 (16.3) 30 (17.9) 9 (12.5)
BDI > 15, n (%) 107 (44.9) 72 (43.4) 35 (48.6)
  1. Note 1: Individuals who did not answer the sexual risk questions were dropped from the analysis. Thus, among the 240 participants, 104 were not included in the more than one sexual partner in past 30 days question, 103 were not included in the condom use with primary sex partner question, 100 were not included in the condom use with casual sex partner question, and 100 were not included in the condom use with commercial sex partner question
  2. Note 2: Harmful drinking is defined by an AUDIT score of 7 or more
  3. *p < 0.05