Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

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

Table 2

Risk factor analysis of study population.

VariableHCV EIA positiveHCV EIA negativePercentageP value

HIV status
 Positive62442.4%1.000
 Negative72432.8%
Age
 <50 years7956.8%0.007
 >50 years63921.5%
Blood donor
 Yes3684.2%0.600
 No104182.3%
Transfusion
 Yes4645.9%0.160
 No94212.0%
Previous surgery
 Yes3456.3%0.234
 No104412.2%
Tattoo or ritualized scaring
 Yes21511.8%0.052
 No114442.4%
IV drug use
 Yes030.0%0.935
 No134742.7%
Sexually Active
 Yes84081.9%0.078
 No5786.0%
Condom use (lifetime)
 Yes1165.9%0.943
 No114332.5%
Sex for money (lifetime)
 Yes1273.6%0.791
 No124542.6%
Sex while intoxicated (lifetime)
 Yes4675.6%0.221
 No93952.2%

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