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Table 1 Testing rates for hepatitis B and hepatitis C in correctional facilities of the Northern Territory 2003–2017

From: Viral hepatitis in correctional facilities in the Northern Territory of Australia 2003–2017

Year Number of distinct adults received No. of unique$ hepatitis B tests Prisoners tested hepatitis B (%) No. of unique hepatitis C tests Prisoners tested hepatitis C (%)
2003–4 1690 1208 71.5% 1455 86.1%
2004–5 1918 1256 65.5% 1435 74.8%
2005–6 1867 1147 61.4% 1497 80.2%
2006–7 2047 1106 54.0% 1519 74.2%
2007–8 2092 0 1708 81.6%
2008–9 2377 0 680 28.6%
2009–10 2526 1133 44.9% 26 1.0%
2010–11 2526 2027 80.2% 2046 81.0%
2011–12 2675 1640 61.3% 1643 61.4%
2012–13 3055 2702 88.4% 2696 88.2%
2013–14 3134 2710 86.5% 2537 81.0%
2014–15 3252 2413 74.2% 2759 79.3%
2015–16 3327 1351 40.6% 1253 37.7%
2016–17 3246 1237 38.1% 929 28.6%
  1. estimate - information was not available for the 2009–2010, and 2010–2011 years so the number of unique individuals entering the correctional system was estimated as the average of the numbers entering in 2007–2008 and the numbers entering in 2011–2012
  2. $ unique means only a single test per adult was counted per year
  3. Note: Number of distinct adults received specifies the actual throughput of individual prisoners each year taken from publicly available information (i.e. individuals are only counted once even if there is recidivism) [10]