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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 50 inmates treated for chronic HCV infection at national institute for infectious diseases L. Spallanzani, 2006-2009

From: HCV infected prisoners: should they be still considered a difficult to treat population?

Characteristics Treated
N %
All 50  
Age   
Median (IQR) 39 (34–43)
<35 15 30.0
35-44 25 50.0
≥45 10 20.0
Race   
Caucasian 46 92.0
African 4 8.0
BMI   
<25 24 48.0
≥25 26 52.0
IVDU   
Yes 34 68.0
No 16 32.0
Biopsy staging (Metavir)   
F1-F2 37 74.0
F3-F4 13 26.0
ALT (IU/L)   
<60 10 20.0
≥60 40 80.0
HCV-RNA (mU/ml)   
<6x105 18 36.0
≥6x105 32 64.0
HCV genotype   
1 25 50.0
Other than 1 25 50.0
HIV Ab 3 6.0
Positive 47 94.0
Negative