Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Risk Factors and Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C among Patients Hospitalized at Mulago Hospital, Uganda

Table 1

Demographic Characteristics of the Study Population.

CharacteristicHIV-Positive Cohort HIV-Negative Cohort P Value

Age
 18–3038.4% (96)33.6% (84)0.303
 31–5056.0% (140)38.0% (95)<0.001
 >505.6% (14)28.4% (71)<0.001
Gender
 Male46.8% (117)47.2% (118)1.000
 Female53.2% (133)52.8% (132)1.000
Employment
 Teacher3.6% (9)2.4% (6)0.603
 Farmer25.2% (63)16.0% (40)0.016
 Fisherman0.8% (2)1.6% (4)0.689
 Shopkeeper10.8% (27)8.0% (20)0.358
 Driver7.2% (18)3.2% (8)0.072
 Student1.2% (3)10.4% (26)<0.001
 Community Worker1.6% (4)4.0% (10)0.177
 Unemployed32.0% (80)22.4% (56)0.021
 Other26.8% (67)25.6% (64)0.839

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