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Table 1 Characteristics of Karaj prison participants with positive HCV RNA testing

From: Continuum of hepatitis C care cascade in prison and following release in the direct-acting antivirals era

  Total People attended SVR visit
Characteristics, n % n = 60 n = 23
Age, median (IQR) 38 (34, 44) 39 (34, 45)
Male sex 60 (100%) 23 (100%)
Drug-related sentences 38 (73.1%) 13 (61.9%)
History of incarceration 19 (63.3%) 7 (53.8%)
Mean incarceration days (SD) 92 (147) 114 (158)
Sexual orientation   
 Heterosexual 53 (91.4%) 20 (95.2%)
 Homo/bisexual 5 (8.6%) 1 (4.8%)
Education   
 Did not finish high school 49 (81.7%) 16 (69.6%)
 Finished high school 10 (16.7%) 7 (30.4%)
 Higher education 1 (1.7%) 0 (0.0%)
Employment   
 Unemployed 38 (63.3%) 8 (44.4%)
 Part-time 13 (21.7%) 6 (33.3%)
 Full-time 9 (15.0%) 4 (22.2%)
Monthly income   
 Minimum wage or below 39 (65.0%) 14 (60.9%)
 Living wage 10 (16.7%) 5 (21.7%)
 Above living wage 11 (18.3%) 4 (17.4%)
Place of residence   
 Own house 4 (8.9%) 2 (10.5%)
 Rental/Parents house 30 (66.7%) 13 (68.4%)
 Homeless 11 (24.4%) 4 (21.1%)
Number of housings within 6 months   
 One 43 (72.9%) 16 (72.7%)
 Two or more 15 (25.4%) 6 (27.3%)
Lived with PWID within 6 months   
 Never 23 (40.4%) 10 (45.5%)
 Less than half the time 4 (7.0%) 0 (0.0%)
 Half the time or more 30 (52.6%) 12 (54.6%)
Number of friends with drug use   
 None 10 (18.2%) 3 (14.3%)
 Less than half 8 (14.6%) 4 (19.1%)
 Half or more 37 (67.3%) 14 (66.7%)
Feeling of anxiety or depression 46 (79.3%) 16 (72.7%)
Sense of well-being§, mean (SD) 63 (19) 68 (21)
  1. In the previous year ‡people who inject drugs
  2. §In a scale from zero to one hundred