Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study sample (n = 40)

Sociodemograpic


Age, mean (sd)

48 (6.4)

Gender, n (%)

Male

22 (55)

Female

18 (45)

Race, n (%)a

White

15 (39)

Black

6 (15)

Other

18 (46)

Ethnicity, n (%)a

Hispanic

30 (77)

Non-Hispanic

9 (23)

Education, n (%)

Grade 12/GED or lower

37 (93)

College (partial or completed)

3 (7)

Marriage Status, n (%)

Married/living with partner

20 (50)

Widowed/separated/divorced/single

20 (50)

Employed, n (%)a

Employed

4 (11)

Unable to work/unemployed/other

34 (89)

Housing status, n (%)a

Stable

31 (82)

Unstable

7 (18)

Psychiatric

Psychiatric illness, n (%)b

Current psychiatric illness

26 (65)

No current psychiatric illness

14 (35)

Depression: Beck Depression Inventory-II, n (%)

BDI 0-19 (none, minimal or mild)

19 (48)

BDI 20-28 (moderate)

5 (12)

BDI 29-63 (severe)

16 (40)

Drug and Alcohol Use

Alcohol (by AUDIT), n (%)

At risk alcohol (AUDIT ≥ 8)

3 (8)

Not at risk alcohol (AUDIT < 8)

37 (92)

Self-reported illicit drug use - past 30 days, n (%)

Cocaine/crack within 30 days

9 (23)

Heroin within 30 days

9 (23)

Any heroin/cocaine/crack within 30 days

15 (38)

Years of methadone maintenance, median (IQR)

10 (5 - 18)

Median methadone dose - mg, median (IQR)

90 (60 - 140)

HCV-related Factors

HCV genotype, n (%)

Genotype 1 or 4

24 (60)

Genotype 2

9 (23)

Genotype 3

7 (17)

HCV Viral Load (IU/ml), n (%)

≥ 800,000 IU/ml

15 (38)

< 800,000 IU/ml

25 (62)

HIV status, n (%)

HIV-

29 (73)

HIV+

11 (27)

CD4 (cells/mm3), median (IQR)

476 (356 - 820)

Taking HAART, n (%)

7 (64)


a missing data

b depression, anxiety disorder, psychotic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or bipolar disorder

Litwin et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:315   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-315

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