Table 2

Clinic-level characteristics associated with HIV and HCV test uptake at methadone clinics (N=45)
Variables No. of clinics (%) HIV test uptake (%) HCV test uptake (%)
Median P25-P75 P Median P25-P75 P
Overall 45(100) 86.4 71.8-98.6 94.9 83.1-97.8
Economic region
 Pearl River Delta* 25(55.6) 87.1 79.5-98.7 0.209 94.9 85.0-97.9 0.385
 Non-Pearl River Delta 20(44.4) 84.8 57.9-97.0 90.4 71.0-97.5
Administrative clinic level
 Town/village level 8(17.8) 83.1 79.2-97.1 96.8 57.3-97.8
 City level 37(82.2) 86.8 63.9-98.7 0.894 92.4 83.1-97.8 0.859
Affiliated institution**
 Center of Disease Control (CDC) 13(28.9) 86.8 72.9-97.7 0.679 96.1 84.5-96.9 0.940
 Non-CDC 32(71.1) 85.2 63.3-98.7 93.6 82.4-97.9
Clinic healthcare personnel
 2-4 staff 13(28.9) 63.9 54.1-89.7 0.079 83.1 71.0-95.0 0.154
 5-7 staff 27(60.0) 86.2 72.9-98.6 96.4 84.7-98.3
 8-10 staff 5(11.1) 97.7 89.8-98.9 96.6 90.9-99.6
Total number of patients
 <200 patients 17(37.8) 89.7 72.9-97.7 0.462 96.6 86.7-97.9 0.345
 200-399 patients 17(37.8) 86.4 63.9-98.8 92.4 84.5-97.5
 >=400 patients 11(24.4) 82.8 35.0-98.0 84.7 31.8-98.3
Provided voluntary HIV counseling or not
 Yes 29(64.4) 86.8 78.9-98.7 0.484 95.0 84.5-97.9 0.652
 No 16(35.6) 84.0 57.9-96.8 92.9 81.1-97.4
Average distance from clients’ residence to clinic
 ≤5 km 20(44.4) 86.8 62.7-99.0 0.991 88.4 75.0-97.7 0.615
 >5 km 25(55.6) 86.2 72.9-97.7 96.1 83.3-97.8
Clinic made profit or not
 Yes 19(42.2) 86.2 63.4-98.8 0.973 96.4 85.2-97.8 0.491
 No 26(57.8) 86.6 72.1-97.7 88.8 81.8-97.9

*Pearl River Delta: A dense network of economically developed cities in South China.

**Affiliated institution: A methadone clinic is not an independently operated institution. Clinics are affiliated to institutions such as a local Center of Disease Control, public comprehensive hospital or specialist hospital. The affiliated institution manages the clinic, becomes responsible for administrative issues, and provides human resources and equipment to the clinic.

Xia et al.

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

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