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Table 3 Univariate analysis of patient features according to HBV infection

From: Hepatitis B virus infection in Haemodialysis Centres from Santa Catarina State, Southern Brazil. Predictive risk factors for infection and molecular epidemiology

  HBV carriers HBV non-carriers P
Age    
   mean 45.7 47.2 0.4026
   standard deviation 13.6 15.4  
Gender    
   Male 54 (11.6%) 410 (88.4%) 0.0660
   Female 27 (7.7%) 322 (92.3%)  
Time (months) on haemodialysis    
   mean 44.3 30.8 0.0002
   standard deviation 39.1 32.7  
Previous renal transplantation    
   Yes 5 (10.6%) 42 (89.4%) 0.8735
   No 76 (9.9%) 690 (80.1%)  
Number of previous blood or derivates transfused    
   Zero 24 (8.4%) 261 (91.6%) 0.5017
   1 – 5 34 (9.9%) 308 (90.1%)  
   6 – 10 15 (13.5%) 96 (86.5%)  
   > 10 8 (10.7%) 67 (89.3%)  
Patients always in the same unit (PSU)*    
   Yes 64 (9.6%) 601 (90.4%) 0.1891
   No 17 (13.5%) 109 (86.5%)  
Anti-HCV    
   Reactive 44 (16.0%) 232 (84.0%) <0.0001
   Non-reactive 37 (6.9%) 500 (93.1%)  
  1. HBV carrier = HBsAg and anti-HBc positive; HBV non-carrier = anti-HBc negative. * data not available for 22 patients