Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Distribution of Hepatitis C virus serological marker and principal risk factors in the general population December 2005-June 2011

From: Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections among the general population and blood donors in Morocco

Risk factor HCV-Positive Subjects HCV-Negative Subjects OR (CI 95%) P
  N % N %   
Age       
 <40 144 0.9 16 686 99.1 2.5 (2.0-2.9) <0.01
 >40 507 2.1 23 932 97.9
Sex       
 Female 185 1.5 12 312 98.5 0.9 (0.8-1.0) 0.3
 Male 466 1.6 28 306 98.4
Dental therapy       
 No 244 0.8 28 351 99.2 3.8 (3.3- 4.5) <0.01
 Yes 407 3.2 12 267 96.8
Use of glass syringes       
 No 329 1.2 27 905 98.8 2.1 (1.8- 2.5) <0.01
 Yes 322 2.5 12 713 97.5
Surgical history       
 No 403 1.4 28 027 98.6 1.37 (1.2-1.6) 0.01
 Yes 248 1.9 12 591 98.1
Blood transfusion       
 No 546 1.6 34 566 98.4 1.1 (0.9-1.4) 0.4
 Yes 105 1.7 6052 98.3
Piercing/tattoo       
 No 599 1.6 37 694 98.4 1.1 (0.8-1.5) 0.5
 Yes 52 1.7 2924 98.3
Multiple Sexual partners       
 No 634 1.6 39 806 98.4 1.3 (0.8-2.1) 0.3
 Yes 17 2 812 98
Acupuncture       
 No 649 1.6 40 578 98.4 3.1 (0.7-12.9) 0.3
 Yes 2 4.8 40 95.2
Endoscopy       
 No 649 1.6 40 253 98.4 0.3 (0.1-1.4) 0.2
 Yes 2 0.5 365 99.5   
  1. OR: Odds ratios, CI: confidence interval.