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Table 2 Basic characteristics of the data used in this study

From: Analysis of the association between areal socioeconomic deprivation levels and viral hepatitis B and C infections in Japanese municipalities

Characteristics Median (Interquartile range)
Socioeconomic characteristics
 Proportion of fatherless households 1.3 (1.0—1.7)
 Proportion of divorced persons 5.0 (4.3—5.8)
 Proportion of persons with low educational level 23.2 (16.7—31.0)
 Proportion of labourers 7.4 (6.6—8.4)
 Proportion of unemployed persons 3.9 (3.2—4.6)
 Taxable income per capita (Unit:1,000 yen) 1095.6 (922.9—1289.2)
 Proportion of households living in rental housing 19.8 (12.9—27.2)
Other characteristics
 Population density 2.0 (0.6—7.4)
 Proportion of non-Japanese persons 0.7 (0.4—1.3)
 Proportion of elderly households 25.4 (21.2—31.2)
 Proportion of single households 27.5 (22.8—32.8)
 Proportion of self-employed persons 16.1 (11.3—22.9)
 Number of hospitals per capita 5.9 (0.0—10.1)
 Number of medical clinics per capita 68.4 (54.1—84.9)
HBV screening
 Number of participants 752 (280—2198)
 Number of HBsAg-positive persons 6.0 (2.0—15.0)
 HBsAg positive rate per 1,000 participants 6.2 (3.4—10.5)
 HCV screening  
 Number of participants 745 (278—2182)
 Number of HCV carriers 2.0 (0.0—7.0)
 HCV prevalence per 1,000 participants 2.3 (0.0—4.5)
  1. HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen, HCV hepatitis C virus