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Table 4 Analysis of factors associated with HCV knowledge

From: Risky injection practices and HCV awareness in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand: a respondent-driven sampling study of people who inject drugs

Variables Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
OR [95% CI] p value aOR [95% CI] p value
Sex (female) 0.8 [0.3–2.2] 0.677 0.8 [0.2–4.2] 0.797
Age (years)
  < 25
 25–34 1.4 [0.6–3.6] 0.470 0.8 [0.2–2.5] 0.650
 35–44 1.7 [0.7–4.7] 0.235 0.9 [0.3–3.1] 0.915
  ≥ 45 0.9 [0.3–2.8] 0.850 0.4 [0.1–2.2] 0.296
Ethnic group
 Thai
 Lahu 0.3 [0.1–0.6] 0.006 0.3 [0.1–0.9] 0.038
 Othera 0.8 [0.3–1.7] 0.510 1.3 [0.5–3.7] 0.604
Education (high school or more) 2.2 [1.1–4.2] 0.019   
Drug use
 Shared needles 1.3 [0.6–2.6] 0.501   
 Shared other injection material 1.2 [0.6–2.4] 0.585   
Drug addiction treatment
 Methadone 1.1 [0.4–3.2] 0.801   
 Member of a harm reduction organization 5.1 [2.4–11.2] 0.000 5.5 [2.0–15.3] 0.001
 Voluntary participation in drug rehabilitation 3.0 [1.0–8.5] 0.043 4.3 [1.3–13.9] 0.015
 Compulsory participation in drug rehabilitation 1.2 [0.6–2.5] 0.630   
Ever been in prison 2.0 [1.0–4.1] 0.045   
Ever been denied care 1.1 [0.3–3.9] 0.872   
Discriminated against due to drug use 2.2 [0.9–5.1] 0.075   
  1. a Akha, Lisu, Tai Yai, Burmese, and Karens