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Table 5 Characteristics related to drug use

From: Associating conditional cash transfer to universal access to treatment could be the solution to the HCV epidemic among drug users (DUs)

  Observed number Percent 95% CI
History of injection
 NSS+ 114 34.9 29.9–40.2
 NSS− 89 27.2 22.7–32.3
 None 125 38.2 32.9–43.5
Treatment for drug use
 Never 80 24.5 19.5–28.7
 Current 202 61.8 56.5–67.1
 Given up 45 13.9 10.1–17.5
Drug treatment center 59 28.7 23.32–33.08
Low threshold services 26 12.9 9.27–16.53
Bus 23 11.4 7.96–14.84
GPs 141 69.8 64.82–74.78
Current opiate substitution therapy
 Methadone 85 26 21.3–31.1
 Buprenorphine 65 19.9 15.7–24.6
 Morphine sulfate 15 8.6 2.6–7.5
Fears
 Prison 161 49.2 43.9–54.6
 Not stopping drug use 146 44.6 39.4–50.0
 Contamination 143 43.7 38.5–49.2
 Staying alone 138 42.2 37.0–47.6
 Losing one’s friends 117 35.8 30.8–41.1
 Overdose 91 27.8 23.3–32.9
 Not paying one’s debts 74 22.6 18.4–27.5
 Stopping drug use 69 21.1 17.0–25.9
 Losing custody of children 44 13.5 15.6–24.2
 Losing contact with friends 34 10.4 7.54–14.2
 Losing one’s job 32 9.8 7.0–13.5
Sources of health information
 GP 180 55 49.6–60.4
 Friends 121 37 32.0–42.4
 SDU 90 27.5 23.0–32.6
 Internet (computer) 89 27.2 22.7–32.3
 Television 86 26.3 21.8–31.3
 Booklet 85 26 21.5–31.0
 Stand 50 15.3 11.8–19.6
 Family 46 14.1 10.7–18.3
 Press (free) 42 12.8 9.6–16.9
 Internet (smartphone) 26 8 5.5–11.4
 Social networks 25 7.6 5.2–11.0
 Press (paid for) 23 7 1.7–10.3
HCV screening
 Adequate 241 73.7 68.7–78.2
 Inadequate 26 7.95 5.5–11.4
 Absent 60 18.3 15.5–22.9
 Positive 61 22.8a 18.2–28.3
 Negative 206 77.2a 71.8–81.8
 Unknown 60 18.4b 14.5–22.9
  1. NSS needles and syringes sharing, GP source GP as source of health information, none no injection, SDU service for drug users, SDU source service for drug users as source of health information, Source of information source of health information, HCV screening adequate less than 1 year or absence of injection since the last test, Inadequate current injector with more than 1 year since the lest test, absent no test
  2. aPrevalence among screened DUs
  3. bPrevalence among the 327 DUs