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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Caballo”: risk environments, drug sharing and the emergence of a hepatitis C virus epidemic among people who inject drugs in Puerto Rico

  Mean/% SD N
Age (years) 44.15 9.12 33
% Male 87.88%   33
% Heterosexual 96.97%   33
% Unemployed 75.75%   33
% Experienced homelessness in past year 21.21%   33
% Graduate high school (or higher) 54.55%   33
% Married or living together as married 21.24%   33
% Annual income < $5000 51.52%   33
Average money spent on drugs daily $41 $24.45 33
% Currently covered by health insurance 90.91%   33
% Ever participated in a drug treatment program 15.15%   33
Number of years injecting 20.91 10.54 33
Age at first injection 22.27 7.97 33
% Injected 4 or more times per day 30.30%   33
% Injected 2–3 times per day 39.39%   33
% Tested positive for HIV 3.03%   33
% Tested positive for HCV 84.84%   33
Last time you injected with someone did you…    
Use a needle after someone else 7.14%   28
Use a sterile needle 84.62%   26
Use a cooker, water, or cotton that someone else had used 71.43%   28
Use drugs that had been divided with a syringe that someone else had used 32.14%   28