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Table 1 Epidemiologic characteristics of patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment at entry of the study, per unit

From: Infection by the hepatitis C virus in chronic renal failure patients undergoing hemodialysis in Mato Grosso state, central Brazil: a cohort study

  Hemodialysis Units
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Patients 116 37 58 85 72 65 433
Sex Male (%) 60.3 59.5 63.8 64.7 63.9 52.3 61
Age (m ± sd)* 48 (15) 50 (16) 49 (15) 49 (15) 49 (15) 55 (14) 50 (15)
Transfusion (%) 81.9 89.2 82.8 90.6 79.2 83.1 84.1
No. transf. (%)**        
   1 – 2 36.5 36.4 54.2 33.8 45.6 47.2 41.2
   3 – 6 40.6 36.4 29.2 37.7 26.3 34.0 34.9
   > 6 22.9 27.3 16.7 28.6 28.1 18.9 23.9
Duration HD*** (m ± sd) 41 ± 36 60 ± 35 37 ± 34 55 ± 41 33 ± 29 39 ± 34 43 ± 36
> 1 clinic visited (%) 11.2 67.6 51.7 37.6 29.2 56.9 36.5
DST (%) 15.5 24.3 31.0 31.8 26.8 26.2 25.0
Anti-HCV 24.1 37.8 17.2 12.9 8.3 6.2 16.9
CI95 (%) 16–33 22–55 9–29 7–22 3–17 2–15 13–21
  1. *m ± sd: mean ± standard deviation;
  2. ** No. transf: number of transfusions received;
  3. ***Duration HD: duration in months of the hemodialysis treatment.