Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Client Characteristics

From: Understanding the impact of external context on community-based implementation of an evidence-based HIV risk reduction intervention

Characteristic HIV-negative (n = 42) HIV-positive (n = 42) Total (n = 84)
  n or mean (SD) n or mean (SD) n or mean (SD)
Age (years) 51.43 (10.10) 48.83 (8.11) 50.13 (9.20)
Education    
 Less than HS 7 11 18
 HS diploma/GED 25 20 45
 College (some and completed) 10 11 21
Employment Status    
 Unemployed 36 40 76
Household Income (~$1335 FPL)    
  < $400/month 10 7 17
 $400–$850/month 18 15 33
 $851–$1650/month 13 17 30
Unmarried 29 32 61
Number Dependent Children .81 (1.86) .78 (1.837) .80 (1.84)
Living Situation    
 Own home/apt 19 28 47
 In family’s home/apt 3 2 5
 In partner’s home/apt 12 3 15
 Other (someone else’s home/apt, rooming house, welfare-type place, group home/institution, on the street) 7 9 16
History of Incarceration 29 31 60
Spent Time in Inpatient Drug Treatment 12 19 31
Overall quality of life    
 Excellent 2 8 10
 Very good 8 10 18
 Good 17 14 31
 Fair 14 8 22
 Poor 1 2 3
Self-reported hepatitis-C 7 6 13
Had drink, past month 26 18 44
How often drink, past month    
 Not at all/a few times 7 11 18
 A few times each week 16 5 21
 Every day 3 2 5
Past 3 months, feel you should cut down on drinking* 21 12 33
Past 3 months, annoyed by people who criticize drinking 7 6 13
Past 3 months, feel bad/guilty about drinking 12 5 17
Past 3 months, have drink in morning for hangover* 8 2 10
Past 3 months, used substances to get high/relax 23 21 44
Past 3 months, number of times sniff/snort heroin 4.04 (18.75) 4.29 (19.64) 4.16 (18.95)
Past 3 months, number of times smoked marijuana 19.48 (27.36) 12.48 (22.96) 16.14 (25.31)
Past 3 months, number of times used illegal drugs 7.59 (15.73) 4.90 (12.32) 6.28 (14.06)
Past 3 months, number of times injected drugs 2.82 (12.78) 4.9 (19.64) 3.53 (16.31)
Past year, used larger amounts or for longer periods 8 9 17
Past year, tried to cut down but couldn’t 9 13 22
Past year, a lot of times involved with drugs 9 5 14
Past year, got so high couldn’t work/caused accident 5 4 9
Past year, spent less time working because of drugs 4 3 7
Past year, drugs caused emotional/psychological problems 10 5 15
Past year, drugs caused problems with others 9 4 13
Past years, drugs caused problems with physical health 7 3 10
Past year, had to increase amount of drug 6 4 10
Past year, needed care but couldn’t get it 3 4 7
Don’t have regular doctor* 10 2 12
  1. *p < 0.05