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Table 2 Iatrogenic Hepatitis C - Clinical Features, Co-morbid Disease and Symptoms

From: Socio-demographic and clinical features of Irish iatrogenic hepatitis C patients: a cross-sectional survey

Variable Total
(n = 290)
Positive Action
(n = 165)
Transfusion Positive
(n = 104)
Irish Haemophilia Society
(n = 16)
Irish Kidney Association
(n = 5)
  Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd)
Duration of Infection 26.3 (5.4) 27.9 (3.9) 23.5 (6.5) 26.1 (5.4) 29.5 (3.5)
Time Since Diagnosis 11.4 (3.6) 11.9 (3.7) 10.5 (3.3) 13.6 (2.4) 9.3 (1.3)
  n (%) a n (%) a n (%) a n (%) a n (%) a
Virus Status(n = 186)      
PCR Positive 125 (67) 74 (76) 42 (55) 6 ( 60) 3 (100)
PCR Negative 61 (33) 23 (24) 34 (45) 4 ( 40) 0 ( 0)
Symptoms      
Hepatic (n = 275) 169 (62) 95 ( 61) 63 (64) 6 ( 38) 5 (100)
Extra-hepatic (n = 278) 275 (99) 159 (100) 95 (97) 16 (100) 5 (100)
Fatigue (n = 274) 241 (88) 139 ( 90) 86 (88) 12 ( 75) 4 ( 80)
Pain (n = 252) 243 (96) 147 ( 97) 80 (95) 12 (100) 4 ( 80)
Sleep Disturbance (n = 274) 197 (72) 111 ( 72) 75 (77) 7 ( 44) 4 ( 80)
Itching (n = 274) 132 (48) 83 ( 54) 44 (45) 4 ( 25) 1 ( 20)
Abdominal Swelling (n = 273) 113 (41) 71 ( 46) 35 (36) 4 ( 25) 3 ( 60)
Co-morbid Disease(n = 286)      
Cardiovascular Disorder 144 (50) 88 ( 54) 48 (47) 3 ( 19) 5 (100)
Musculoskeletal Disorder 89 (31) 54 ( 33) 33 (32) 2 ( 13) 0 ( 0)
Mood Disorder 136 (48) 81 ( 50) 47 (46) 4 ( 25) 4 ( 80)
CCI b Category (n = 286)      
Low 240 (84) 142 ( 88) 86 (84) 12 ( 75) 0 ( 0)
Moderate to high 46 (16) 20 ( 12) 17 (16) 4 ( 25) 5 (100)
  Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd)
CCIb score 0.7 (1.0) 0.6 (0.8) 0.8 (1.1) 0.8 (1.5) 2.4 (0.9)
Number of Co-morbidities Listed 2.5 (1.8) 2.4 (1.7) 2.5 (1.9) 2.6 (2.2) 5.2 (1.9)
  1. aWhere missing responses, percentages were calculated out of available responses
  2. bCCI = Charlson Co-morbidity Index