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Table 2 Factors related to serum anti-HCV status and spontaneous HCV clearance

From: Prevalence and characterization of hepatitis B and C virus infections in a needle-sharing population in Northern China

  Anti-HCV Pvalue Spontaneous HCV clearance Pvalue
Positive (n = 316) Negative (n = 536) No (n = 227) Yes (n = 89)
Sex (male/female) 194/122 185/351 <0.001 147/80 47/42 0.05
Age (years) 55.41 ± 9.41 49.04 ± 13.36 <0.001 56.18 ± 9.16 53.44 ± 9.82 0.20
No. of injections (median) 25 0 <0.001 25 20 0.003
Time from first injection (years, median) 26 0 <0.001 27 24 0.001
Positive anti-HBc (n) 256 321 <0.001 182 74 0.545
Positive HBsAg (n) 28 63 0.187 12 16 <0.001