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Table 1 Sample characteristics of 12 Black male VA patients diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) living in the rural Southern USA

From: The health equity implementation framework: proposal and preliminary study of hepatitis C virus treatment

Characteristic N (%)
Age, in years M = 61, SD = 8.54, Range = 38–69
Racial background
 Black or African American 11 (92)
 Biracial or Multiracial 1 (8)
Current employment status
 Employed full-time 1 (8)
 Employed part-time 2 (17)
 Disabled 4 (33)
 On SSI/SSDIa 2 (17)
 Retired 3 (25)
Current living situation
 Living on your own 5 (42)
 Living with spouse/ domestic partner 3 (25)
 Living with friends 1 (8)
 Living with parents/family of origin 1 (8)
 Living with roommates 0 (0)
 Staying with people temporarily 1 (8)
 Other (VA homeless program) 1 (8)
Highest education level
 Some high school 1 (8)
 High school graduate/GED 6 (50)
 Technical school 1 (8)
 Some college 4 (33)
Heard about new HCV treatment 8 (67)
Started/completed new HCV treatment 5 (42)
Miles traveled one-way to HCV treatment M = 65.17, SD = 53.16, Range = 0–160, Mdn = 55
  1. All VA patients denied being Hispanic or Latino, self-identified as cisgender men (not transgender), and self-identified as heterosexual
  2. aSSI supplemental security income, SSDI social security disability insurance