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Table 1 Comparison of complete diagnosis (CD) and not complete diagnosis (NCD) among people who inject drugs by different characteristics, Georgia

From: Barriers of linkage to HCV viremia testing among people who inject drugs in Georgia

Characteristic Complete diagnosis (CD) Not complete diagnosis
(NCD)
Prevalence Ratio (PR) and 95% CI Adjusted Prevalence Ratio (aPR) and 95% CI
N % N %
Gender
 Male 224 91.4 232 91.0 1.01 (0.95–1.06) 1.09 (0.380–3.18)
 Female 21 8.6 23 9.0 1 1
Age
  ≤ 35 38 15.5 55 21.6 1.20 (0.99–1.46) 1.23 (0.56–2.69)
  > 35 207 84.5 200 78.4 1 1
Residence (district)
 Tbilisi 105 42.9 127 49.8 1 1
 Regions 140 57.1 128 50.2 1.14 (0.97–1.34) 0.8 (0.36–1.80)
Level of educationa
 University/Post-graduate 80 33.3 91 36.4 1 1
 Other 160 66.7 159 63.6 1.05 (0.92–1.19) 1.96 (0.94–4.11)
Employmenta
 Employed 92 38.0 87 34.4 1 1
 Unemployed 150 62.0 166 65.6 0.95 (0.83–1.08) 1.26 (0.65–2.57)
Family income (per month)a
  ≤ 1000 GEL 122 87.8 133 90.5 0.97 (0.89–1.05) 1.21 (0.42–3.52)
  > 1000 GEL 17 12.2 14 9.5 1 1
Affordability of HCV Elimination Programa
 Yes 182 75.5 105 41.8 1.81 (1.53–2.12) 8.53 (4.14–17.62)
 No 59 24.5 146 58.2 1 1
Who notified you about the screening test result?a
 Person who conducted the test 64 33.2 56 28.3 1.17 (0.87–1.58) 1.02 (0.67–1.23)
 Physician/Consultant 129 66.8 142 71.7 1 1
Do you feel that you received sufficient information to know what to do next after screening test?a
 Yes 226 92.6 220 87.0 1.07 (1.01–1.13) 0.61 (0.17–1.99)
 No 18 7.4 33 13.0 1 1
Trusting HCV elimination programa
 Yes 231 95.1 236 92.5 1 1
 No 12 4.9 19 7.5 0.66 (0.33–1.33) 0.73 (0.13–4.09)
Do you currently use the services in HR centers?a
 Yes 111 48.7 90 37.3 1.31 (1.07–1.61) 1.21 (0.91–1.52)
 No 117 51.3 151 62.7 1 1
Would it be more comfortable if HCV treatment were available in HR centers?a
 Yes 169 84.9 190 86.4 0.98 (0.91–1.06) 0.65 (0.32–1.29)
 No 30 15.1 30 13.6 1 1
  1. aMissing values not shown
  2. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, HCV hepatitis C virus, GEL Georgian lari, HR harm reduction