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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Patients HCV positive and their Contacts.

From: Correlates of HCV seropositivity among familial contacts of HCV positive patients

Variables HCV patients Contacts p *
   HCV positive HCV negative  
Age (standard deviation) 55,77 (15,197) 50,52 (18,81) 39,13 (19,05) 0,07
Gender
Males 105 (60.0%) 8 (34,8%) 93 (42,5%) 0,447
Females 70 (40,0%) 15 (65,2%) 126 (57,5%)  
Province of residence
Caserta 15 (8,6%)    
Frosinone 43 (24,6%)    
Latina 117 (65,4%)    
Occupational Activity
Manager 5 (2,9%) 1 (4,3%) 17 (7,8%) 0,072
Non Manual skilled 31 (17,7%) 1 (4,3%) 35 (16,1%)  
Manual skilled 73 (41,7%) 10 (43,5%) 79 (36,2%)  
Unemployed/Student 12 (6,9%) 4 (17,4%) 61 (28,0%)  
Retired from work 54 (30,9%) 7 (30,4%) 26 (11,9%)  
  1. * p value refers to tests of significance within the contacts' group