Table 1

Individual-level characteristics associated with HIV and HCV test uptake at methadone clinics (N=13270)
Variables No. of patients (%) HIV uptake HCV uptake
No. (%) p No. (%) p
Overall 13270(100) 10046(75.7) 10404(78.4)
Sex
Male 12463(93.9) 9400(75.4) 0.003 9753(78.3) 0.106
Female 807(6.1) 646(80.1) 651(80.7)
Age
 <20 years old 36(0.3) 25(69.4) <0.001 25(69.4) <0.001
 20-29 years old 3242(24.4) 2346(72.4) 2411(74.4)
 30-39 years old 7725(58.2) 5907(76.5) 6148(79.6)
 40-49 years old 2080(15.7) 1621(77.9) 1664(80.0)
 50-59 years old 177(1.3) 140(79.1) 149(84.2)
 >59 years old 10(0.1) 7(70.0) 7(70.0)
Marital status
 Married 6446(48.6) 4911(76.2) 0.208 5079(78.8) 0.288
 Unmarried 6824(51.4) 5135(75.3) 5325(78.0)
Education
 None/primary school 2760(20.8) 1695(77.6) 0.049 2158(78.2) 0.661
 Middle school 8325(62.7) 6292(75.6) 6517(78.3)
 High school and above 2185(16.5) 2059(74.6) 1729(79.1)
Employment status
 Employed 4926(37.1) 3752(76.2) 0.340 3650(74.1) <0.001
 Unemployed 8344(62.9) 6294(75.4) 6754(80.9)
Ever injected drugs
 Yes 11011(83.0) 8348(75.8) 0.512 8663(78.7) 0.091
 No 2259(17.0) 1698(75.2) 1741(77.1)

Note: uptake is defined as completion of HIV or HCV test at an associated laboratory.

Xia et al.

Xia et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:899   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-899

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