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Table 2 Identified hepatitis C follow-up studies published in 2000 to 2009 – n = 140

From: The ongoing impacts of hepatitis c - a systematic narrative review of the literature

*Category (number of studies) Country of study (number of studies) Populations or study focus (number of studies) Follow up period range Sample size range
Transmission (42) Australia (5); Brazil (1); Canada (5); Chile (1); China (2); Denmark (1); Egypt (3); Germany (1); Italy (3); Japan (3); Netherlands (1); Scotland (1); Spain (1); Switzerland (1); Thailand (1); UK (3); US (9) Endoscopy patients (1); general populations (5); hemodialysis patients (5); injecting drug users (18); men who have sex with men (2); people with HIV (3); perinatal populations (4); prisoners (4) 0.3 to 11 years 18 to 6,412
Natural history (69) Australia (2); Canada (1); China (1); Denmark (2); Europe – 8 centres (2); France (1); Greece (1); Ireland (1); Italy (9); Japan (19); Netherlands (2); Spain (6); Sweden (3); Switzerland (1); Thailand (1); Turkey (1); Taiwan (2); UK (2); US (12) Hepatitis C mono-infection, with/out co morbidity (41); hepatitis B and C co-infection, or cf. Mono-infection outcomes (15); hepatitis C and HIV co-infection, or cf. Mono-infection outcomes (11); hepatitis C, B and HIV co-infection, or cf. mono –infection outcomes (2); 1.0 to 35 years 17 to 474,369
Antiviral treatment related quality of life (8) Italy (1); Sweden (1); Turkey (1); US (5) Patients undergoing treatment (4); patients assessed pre- and post-treatment (4) Up to 1.4 years 18 to 1,144
Health outcomes post treatment or other management (28) Canada (4); Europe – 8 centres (1); France (1); Greece (1); Italy (2); Japan (7); Norway (1); Switzerland (2); Thailand (1); US (8) Hepatitis C mono-infection and antiviral treatment (15); hepatitis C, hepatitis B and/or HIV co-infection – hepatitis C antiviral treatment response (4); post liver transplant patients, with/out hepatitis C antiviral treatment (9) 0.5 to14.4 years 45 to 13,855
  1. *seven studies are included in more than one category.