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Table 2 Sample characteristics related to illicit drug use, illicit activities, sex and risks associated with 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 23.05 (384) 11.58 (193) 34.63 (577)
Main illicit drug useda
 Marijuana 137 9.5 (13) 4.4 (6) 13.9 (19)
 Crack/oxi 837 25.6 (214) 11.7 (98) 37.3 (312)
 Cocaine 692 22.7 (157) 12.9 (89) 35.6 (246)
Daily use of illicit drugsa 1153 29.0 (335) 13.8 (159) 42.8 (494)
Over 12 years using illicit drugs 549 56.4 (310) 27.0 (148) 83.4 (458)
Injecting drug useb 248 37.5 (93) 17.3 (43) 54.8 (136)
Sharing of drug use equipmenta 988 31.5 (311) 16.1 (159) 47.6 (470)
Involvement in illicit drug traffickinga 283 47.0 (133) 18.4 (52) 65.4 (185)
Detention (by police or in prison) a 373 22.8 (85) 14.7 (55) 37.5 (140)
Unprotected sexual intercoursea 1387 25.0 (347) 10.7 (149) 35.7 (496)
More than 12 sexual partnersa 828 26.0 (215) 11.6 (96) 37.6 (311)
Sex work involvementa 663 21.3 (141) 11.9 (79) 33.2 (220)
Blood transfusion history 283 31.1 (88) 6.7 (19) 37.8 (107)
Tattoos 1082 29.4 (318) 11.5 (124) 40.9 (442)
  1. aLast 12 months. bLast 24 months