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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population with a hepatitis C viral infection (n = 19)

From: A multicentre interventional study to assess blood-borne viral infections in Belgian prisons

Characteristics   n (%)
Birth year (mean ± IQR)   1980 ± 1973–1986
Gender (male)   19 (100%)
Country of birth (Belgium)   15 (78.9%)
Ever lived together with a person having HCV/HBV/HIV (yes)   5 (26.3%)
Number of partners with whom there have ever been unsafe sexual contacts (n = 13) 1–4 3 (15.8%)
5–9 3 (15.8%)
> 10 7 (36.8%)
Heroin last 6 months (yes)   8 (42.1%)
Ever IDU (yes)   18 (94.7%)
OAT in prison (yes)   10 (52.6%)
  1. Note: ‘unsafe’ refers to sexual contact without the use of a condom
  2. Abbreviations: IQR interquartile range, HCV hepatitis C virus, HBV hepatitis B virus, IDU injecting drug use, OAT opioid agonist therapy