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Table 1 Sociodemographic features of the study population by HCV serostatus, Kalama, Egypt 1995.

From: Further evidence for association of hepatitis C infection with parenteral schistosomiasis treatment in Egypt

Sociodemographic Feature HCV Positive (N = 321) HCV Negative (N = 475)
Median Age (yrs) 35a (25–47) b 20 (14–30)
Female 46% 51%
Occupation of Household Head c:   
   Farmer 24% 17%
   Manual Laborer 18% 13%
   Civil Servant 19% 26%
   Pensioner 8% 8%
   Other 31% 36%
Type of Household Dwelling:   
   Village House 44% 45%
   Flat 41% 37%
   Other 15% 18%
Household Ownership of Dwelling d:   
   Owned Exclusively 86% 83%
   Owned Partially 11% 11%
   Rented 3% 6%
Household Luxury Items e:   
   Electric Oven 64% 65%
   Color Television 27% 33%
   Washing Machine 61% 63%
   Refrigerator 40% 44%
   Truck 1% 2%
   Car 3% 4%
Primary Source of Drinking Water in Household e:   
   Municipal 68% 66%
   Water Truck 32% 34%
Primary Defecation Site in Household e:   
   Western Toilet 3% 3%
   Asian Toilet 97% 97%
Household SES f:   
   Low 42% 36%
   Medium 56% 60%
   High 2% 4%
  1. a P < 0.001 (2-tailed) b Interquartile range. c Information available for 318 HCV positive and 469 negative individuals. d Information available for 310 HCV positive and 459 negative individuals. e Information available for 318 HCV positive and 464 negative individuals. f Socioeconomic scale (SES); complete information available for 310 HCV positive and 459 HCV negative individuals