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Table 2 General characteristics of populations and study locations discussed in 118 articles on screening, diagnostics, and treatment of hepatitis C in Canada

From: Social values for health technology assessment in Canada: a scoping review of hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and treatment

Population Characteristic Number of Articlesa Percentage of Articles
Type of Population Vulnerable Populations Persons who use injection drugs (PWID) 35 29.6
At-risk youth 8 6.7
Prison populations 7 5.9
Indigenous people 7 5.9
Non-vulnerable populations Baby boomersb 11 9.3
Blood transfusion recipientsc 11 9.3
General patient population 39 33.1
Study Location General Location Inner City 12 10.2
Urban 8 6.8
Rural 4 3.4
Specific Study Location Clinic 18 15.3
Prison 10 8.5
Community health centre 5 4.2
Not specified 61 51.7
  1. a Articles could discuss more than one type of population or location
  2. b those born between 1945 and 1965
  3. c prior to 1992