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Table 3 Frequency of risk behaviors and HCV screening categorized by history of opioid agonist therapy (OAT)

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

  People on OAT People with a history of OAT People with no history of OAT
Characteristics, n (%) n = 621 n = 241 n = 949
Sex
Male 602 (96.9%) 237 (98.3%) 909 (95.3%)
Female 19 (3.1%) 4 (1.7%) 45 (4.7%)
Highest educational level    
Did not go to school 62 (10.0%) 12 (5.0%) 86 (9.1%)
Did not finish high school 356 (57.3%) 148 (61.4%) 521 (54.9%)
Finished high school 137 (22.1%) 55 (22.8%) 238 (25.1%)
Higher education 47 (7.6%) 18 (7.5%) 82 (8.6%)
Missing 19 (3.1%) 8 (3.3%) 22 (2.3%)
Monthly income
Minimum wage or below 508 (81.8%) 191 (79.3%) 709 (74.7%)
Living wage 87 (14.0%) 33 (13.7%) 158 (16.7%)
Above living wage 21 (3.4%) 9 (3.7%) 51 (5.4%)
Missing 5 (0.8%) 8 (3.3%) 31 (3.3%)
Drug use, ever
No 52 (8.4%) 66 (27.4%) 390 (41.1%)
Yes 569 (91.6%) 174 (72.2%) 557 (58.7%)
Injecting drug use, ever
No 468 (82.3%) 153 (87.9%) 506 (90.8%)
Yes 100 (17.6%) 21 (12.1%) 49 (8.8%)
Shared injection equipment, ever
No 35 (35.0%) 9 (42.7%) 26 (53.1%)
Yes 57 (57.0%) 11 (52.4%) 21 (42.7%)
Missing 8 (8.0%) 1 (4.8%) 2 (4.1%)
HCV screening, ever
No 395 (63.6%) 142 (58.9%) 622 (65.5%)
Do not know 24 (3.9%) 16 (6.6%) 71 (7.5%)
Yes, currently have HCV 12 (1.9%) 3 (1.2%) 8 (0.8%)
Yes, currently do not have HCV 54 (8.7%) 34 (14.1%) 107 (11.3%)
Yes, do not know the current status 136 (21.9%) 45 (18.7%) 137 (14.4%)