You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics

From: A multidimensional education program at substance dependence treatment centers improves patient knowledge and hepatitis C care

Age, years (mean ± SD) 42.3 ± 6.6
Gender - Male, % (n) 78.0 (393)
Educational level, % (n)
 4 years or less 13.7 (69)
 5–9 years 62.2 (314)
 10 years or more 24.1 (121)
Marital status, % (n)
 Single 54.8 (276)
 Married 23.8 (120)
 Divorced 20.2 (102)
 Widow 1.2 (6)
Professional status, % (n)
 Student 2.0 (10)
 Unemployed 61.5 (310)
 Employed 28.8 (145)
 Retired 6.0 (30)
 Other 1.8 (9)
Substance abuse (current), % (n)a
 Intravenous drug use 3.6 (18)
 Non-intravenous drug use 8.1 (41)
 Alcohol abuse 9.1 (46)
 Opioid substitution treatment 83.5 (421)
 Other 9.9 (50)
HCV Transmission Mode, % (n)a
 Intravenous drug use 65.7 (331)
 Post-transfusion 1.0 (5)
 Peri-natal 0.0 (0)
 Sexual 10.5 (53)
 Other 2.4 (12)
 Unknown 20.6 (104)
Time since HCV diagnosis, years (mean ± SD), n = 356 11.0 ± 6.0
HCV Genotype, % (n), n = 502
 1 2.4 (12)
 1a 0.8 (4)
 1b 0.4 (2)
 2 1.2 (6)
 3 1.6 (8)
 4 1.0 (5)
 Unknown 92.6 (465)
HCV viral load, RNA, x106 IU/mL (mean ± SD), n = 27 0.5 ± 1.5
Comorbidities, % (n)a
 HIV 25.8 (130)
 Hepatitis B 12.5 (63)
 Mental disorders 16.1 (81)
 Other 7.5 (38)
Past referrals to HCV treatment, % (n) 68.3 (344)
Past HCV treatment, % (n) 21.0 (106)
Number visits to the SDTC in the last six months (mean ± SD) 7.6 ± 7.5
Number visits to a liver specialist in the last six months (mean ± SD) 1.7 ± 2.3
  1. Unless otherwise stated, n = 504
  2. SDTC Substance Dependence Treatment Center, SD standard-deviation
  3. aMore than one possible answer