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Table 3 Associations with hepatitis C virus screening preference (N = 188)

From: Patient acceptance of universal screening for hepatitis C virus infection

  Universal Screening
No (row%)
Clinician Judgment
No (row%)
Clinic   
   General Medicine 32(82.1) 7(17.9)
   Family Medicine 28(77.8) 8(22.2)
   Womens' 36(90.0) 4(10.0)
   General Surgery 30(85.7) 5(14.3)
   Orthopedics 34(89.5) 4(10.5)
Gender   
   Male 70(84.3) 13(15.7)
   Female 89(85.6) 15(14.4)
Age (quartiles)   
   16-32 44(89.8) 5(10.2)
   33-47 49(86.0) 8(14.0)
   48-56 31(79.5) 8(20.5)
   57-82 35(83.3) 7(16.7)
Race/ethnicity   
   White 87(83.7) 17(16.4)
   African/African-American 52(85.3) 9(14.8)
   Asian 8(88.9) 1(11.1)
   Native Am/Alaskan Native 7(100.0) 0(0.0)
   Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Other 4(100.0) 0(0.0)
Hispanic/Latino   
   No 143(84.1) 27(15.9)
   Yes 14(93.3) 1(6.7)
How often does your doctor tell you ALL tests being done?   
   Always/Most of the time 113(83.1) 23(16.9)
   Sometimes/Never 44(89.8) 5(10.2)
Importance of knowing ALL tests being done   
   Very 136(84.0) 26(16.0)
   Somewhat/Not 24(92.3) 2(7.7)
Ever injected drugs not prescribed by a doctor   
   Yes 17(81.0) 4(19.0)
   No 142(85.5) 24(14.5)
History of blood transfusion   
   Yes 36(92.3) 3(7.7)
   No/Don't Know 124(83.2) 25(16.8)
Sexual orientation   
   Heterosexual/straight 137(84.6) 25(15.4)
   Gay/lesbian/queer 7(100.0) 0(0.0)
   Bisexual 14(87.5) 2(7.4)
Have you been tested for HCV?   
   Yes 82(87.2) 12(12.8)
   No/Don't Know 78(83.0) 16(17.0)
Tested positive   
   Yes 16(88.9) 2(11.1)
   No/Don't Know 66(88.0) 9(12.0)
Would you want to know if you had HCV?*   
   Yes 145(88.4) 19(11.6)
   No/Don't Know 15(65.2) 8(34.8)
  1. *p < 0.01