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Table 1 Number of HIV diagnoses, hepatitis C laboratory diagnoses and reports from the sentinel surveillance of hepatitis C testing received and eligible for inclusion in the matching exercise by region of diagnosis/test

From: Can current national surveillance systems in England and Wales monitor sexual transmission of hepatitis C among HIV-infected men who have sex with men?

Region of diagnosis/test HIV diagnoses (1982–2003) Hepatitis C laboratory diagnoses (1996–2003) Sentinel surveillance of hepatitis C testing (2002–2003)
  No of diagnoses No of reports No included in the matching exercise* No of reports No included in the matching exercise*
    n %   n %
East Midlands 1675 1721 1017 59 8337 7927 95
Eastern 2561 3859 2488 64 na na na
London 35401 2630 1822 69 3187 2959 92
North East 848 926 693 75 11814 9848 83
North West 3840 8107 6280 77 31576 27381 87
South East 5514 5655 3615 64 na na na
South West 1937 5748 4441 77 na na na
West Midlands 2454 4345 2895 67 9489 7282 76
Yorkshire & Humberside 2246 2162 1639 76 13513 12315 91
Wales 864 2874 1028 36 na na na
Total 57340 38027 25918 68 78058 67712 87
  1. *reports were excluded from the matching exercise if patient information was missing or there were other anomalies.
  2. na=not available