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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics

From: Usability and acceptability of oral fluid hepatitis C self-testing among people who inject drugs in Coastal Kenya: a cross-sectional pilot study

  N = 150 %
Age, years [median (range)] 35 (21–59)
Sex   
 Female 29 19.3
 Male 119 79.3
 Missing 2 1.3
Education level   
 Primary school or less 98 65.3
 Secondary school 41 27.3
 College or higher 11 7.3
Employment status   
 Formally employed 54 36.0
 Informally employed 82 54.7
 Unemployed 11 7.3
 Not available 3 2.0
Marital status   
 Married 61 40.7
 Unmarried 57 38.0
 Divorced or widowed 30 20.0
 Not available 2 1.3
Injecting status   
 Never injected 5 3.3
 Formerly injected 14 9.3
 Currently injecting 131 87.3
Self-reported exposures (ever) to HCV risk factors   
 Unprotected anal intercourse 35 23.3
 Injecting unprescribed drugs 112 74.7
 Sharing needles 60 40.0
 Surgical procedures 30 20.0
 Dental procedures 42 28.0
 Sharing shaving tools or toothbrushes 57 38.0
 Tattoo 30 20.0
 None reported 4 2.7
Frequency of routine health check per year   
 More than once per year 87 58.0
 Once per year 26 17.3
 Rarely 9 6.0
 Never 28 18.7
HIV status   
 Positive 47 31.3
 Negative 99 66.0
 Unknown 4 2.7
Awareness about self-testing   
 Aware that tests can be performed at home 120 80.0
Withdrawal question N = 74 %
Currently experiencing withdrawal symptoms 16 21.6