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Table 2 Frequency of risk behaviors and HCV screening among Gorgan prison residents and new inmates, n = 1892

From: A simple risk-based strategy for hepatitis C virus screening among incarcerated people in a low- to middle-income setting

  Residents New inmates All
Characteristics, n (%) n = 1482 n = 410 n = 1892
Age, median (IQR) 35 (29–41) 35 (29–41)
Sex
Male 1414 (95.4%) 410 (100%) 1824 (96.4%)
Female 68 (4.6%) 68 (3.6%)
Highest educational level
Did not go to school 143 (9.7%) 25 (6.1%) 168 (8.9%)
Did not finish high school 911 (61.5%) 161 (39.3%) 1072 (56.7%)
Finished high school 268 (18.1%) 172 (42.0%) 440 (23.3%)
Higher education 112 (7.6%) 47 (11.5%) 159 (8.4%)
Missing 48 (3.2%) 5 (1.2%) 53 (2.8%)
Monthly income
Minimum wage or below 1194 (80.6%) 271 (66.1%) 1465 (77.4%)
Living wage 185 (12.5%) 104 (25.4%) 289 (15.3%)
Above living wage 65 (4.4%) 25 (6.1%) 90 (4.8%)
Missing 38 (2.6%) 10 (2.4%) 48 (2.5%)
Drug use, ever
No 419 (28.3%) 128 (31.2%) 547 (29.0%)
Yes 1059 (71.5%) 282 (68.8%) 1341 (70.9%)
Injecting drug use, ever
No 910 (85.9%) 254 (90.1%) 1,164 (86.8%)
Yes 146 (13.8%) 28 (9.9%) 174 (13.0%)
Shared injection equipment, ever
No 62 (42.5%) 10 (35.7%) 72 (41.4%)
Yes 73 (50.0%) 18 (64.3%) 91 (52.3%)
Missing 11 (7.5%) 0 (0.0%) 11 (6.3%)
Imprisonment, ever
No 128 (31.2%) 128 (31.2%)
Yes 282 (68.8%) 282 (68.8%)
HCV screening, ever
No 874 (59.0%) 342 (83.4%) 1216 (64.3%)
Do not know 77 (5.2%) 36 (8.8%) 113 (6.0%)
Yes, currently have HCV 21 (1.4%) 3 (0.7%) 24 (1.3%)
Yes, currently do not have HCV 191 (12.9%) 14 (3.4%) 205 (10.8%)
Yes, do not know the current status 315 (21.3%) 14 (3.4%) 329 (17.4%)
  1. IQR interquartile range