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Table 1 Socio-demographics of study participants

From: Assessing the level of knowledge and available sources of information about hepatitis C infection among HCV-infected Egyptians

Socio-demographics % (n)
Age (n = 202)
 ≤30 years 14.8 (30)
 31–50 years 22.3 (45)
 More than 50 years 62.9 (127)
Gender (n = 202)
 Female 43.6 (88)
 Male 56.4 (114)
Marital Status (n = 199)
 Divorced 2.5 (5)
 Married 71.4 (142)
 Single 7.5 (15)
 Widower 18.6 (37)
Education (n = 201)
 Illiterate 29.9 (60)
 Vocational school/college 34.3 (69)
 Primary/secondary school 13.4 (27)
 College degree 22.4 (45)
Occupation (n = 189)
 Governmental employee 19.5 (37)
 Private employee 17.5 (33)
 Unemployed 63 (119)
Residency (n = 195)
 Cairo 45.1 (88)
 Other governorates 54.9 (107)
Are you a smoker (n = 199)
 No 84.9 (169)
 Yes 15.1 (30)
How did you know you have HCV (n = 198)
 Accidently e.g. during routine checkup 80.8 (160)
 Upon governmental/non-governmental screening 19.2 (38)
How long you are suffering from HCV (n = 199)
 I don’t know 10.5 (21)
 Less than 1 year 19.6 (39)
 1–5 years 33.2 (66)
 More than 5 years 36.7 (73)
Who provides you with treatment of HCV (n = 191)
 I am treated in specialist charity institution 55.0 (105)
 Governmental insurance 11.5 (22)
 Private insurance 33.5 (64)