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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the sample of people who used illicit drugs related to the status of HCV infection

From: Hepatitis C virus infection status and associated factors among a multi-site sample of people who used illicit drugs in the Amazon region

Characteristics N HCV infection
Active % (n) Non-active % (n) Total % (n)
Total sample 1666 23.0 (384) 11.6 (193) 34.6 (577)
Sex
 Male 1053 23.8 (251) 10.5 (111) 34.3 (362)
 Female 600 22.0 (132) 13.7 (82) 35.7 (214)
 Transgendered 13 7.7 (1) 0.0 (0) 7.7 (1)
Age
 18–29 years 893 21.1 (188) 13.1 (117) 34.2 (305)
 30–39 years 575 21.0 (121) 8.9 (51) 29.9 (172)
 40 + years 198 37.9 (75) 12.6 (25) 50.5 (100)
Origin
 Brazilian – Born in the Amazon region 1426 21.0 (299) 13.1 (187) 34.1 (486)
 Brazilian – Not born in the Amazon region 224 37.0 (83) 2.7 (6) 39.7 (89)
 Non-Brazilian 162 1.2 (2) 0.0 (0) 1.2 (2)
Colour/race
 White 564 27.3 (154) 9.2 (52) 36.5 (206)
 Non-white 1102 20.9 (230) 12.8 (141) 33.7 (371)
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual 1507 23.0 (346) 11.8 (178) 34.8 (524)
 Same-sex (including bisexual) 159 23.9 (38) 9.4 (15) 33.3 (53)
Marital status
 Single, separated or widowed 1036 23.4 (242) 10.9 (113) 34.3 (355)
 Married or co-habitating 630 22.5 (142) 12.7 (80) 35.2 (222)
Education
 No formal education/some elementary school 1009 23.0 (232) 10.8 (109) 33.8 (341)
 Completed elementary school or higher 657 23.1 (152) 12.8 (84) 35.9 (236)
Monthly income
 Less than Brazilian minimum wage 1118 21.5 (241) 11.9 (133) 33.4 (374)
 More than Brazilian minimum wage 548 26.1 (143) 10.9 (60) 37.0 (203)
Income source
 Regular or irregular job 1039 21.4 (222) 9.7 (101) 31.1 (323)
 Social benefits/pension 221 14.0 (31) 17.2 (38) 31.2 (69)
 Criminal activity 406 32.3 (131) 13.3 (54) 45.6 (185)
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