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Table 1 Demographic and behavioral characteristics of subjects enrolled in the HITS cohort (n = 488)

From: Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort

Variable N = 488
Mean age; years (SD) 28 (6.9)
Male; No. (%) 318 (65)
Less than 10 years education; No. (%) 373 (76)
ATSI; No. (%) 121 (25)
Non-English speaking background; No. (%) 9 (2)
Previous imprisonment; No. (%) 352 (72)
Ever had a tattoo; No. (%) 354 (73)
Mean duration of IDU; years (SD) 8.5 (6.2)
Ever shared injecting equipment; No. (%) 306 (63)
IDU whilst in prison; No. (%) 133 (27)
  1. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent