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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants stratified by HCV status

From: High prevalence of hepatitis B and poor knowledge on hepatitis B and C viral infections among barbers: a cross-sectional study of the Obuasi municipality, Ghana

Variable HCV status
Positive Negative
(N = 1) (N = 199)
Age group   
 <20 0 (0.0) 11 (5.5)
 20-29 0 (0.0) 115 (57.8)
 30-39 1 (100) 55 (27.6)
 40-49 0 (0.0) 18 (9.0)
Marital status   
 Single 0 (0.0) 142 (71.4)
 Married 1 (100) 55 (27.6)
 Divorced 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)
Educational level   
 None 0 (0.0) 7 (3.5)
 Basic 1 (100) 75 (37.7)
 Secondary 0 (0.0) 105 (52.8)
 Tertiary 0 (0.0) 12 (6.0)
Working Experience (years)  
 <1 0 (0.0) 7 (3.5)
 1-5 0 (0.0) 98 (49.2)
 6-10 0 (0.0) 54 (27.1)
 11-15 0 (0.0) 20 (10.1)
 16-20 1 (100) 14 (7.0)
 >20 0 (0.0) 6 (3.0)
Ever had Blood transfusion?  
 Yes 0 (0.0) 3 (1.5)
 No 1 (100) 196 (98.5)
Ever undergone dental procedure?  
 Yes 0 (0.0) 18 (9.0)
 No 1 (100) 181 (91.0)
Tattoo/Body piercing   
 Yes 0 (0.0) 30 (15.1)
 No 1 (100) 169 (84.9)
Use of IV drugs   
 Yes 0 (0.0) 16 (8.0)
 No 1 (100) 183 (82.0)
Ever had unprotected sex before?  
 Yes 1 (100) 168 (84.4)
 No 0 (0.0) 31 (15.6)
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