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Table 2 General demographic characteristics of the Urban Health Study population genotyped for common variants in MBL2

From: MBL2and Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Injection Drug Users

  European Americans African Americans
  HCV RNA Negative (n = 109) HCV RNA Positive (n = 344) P HCV RNA Negative (n = 89) HCV RNA Positive (n = 310) P
Gender, male (%) 68 (62.4) 247 (71.8) 0.06 54 (68.7) 192 (61.2) 0.83
Age at blood draw, median years (range) 43 (25–63) 43 (23–65) 0.46 47 (31–64) 47 (28–82) 0.16
Duration of IDU, median years (range) 23 (5–41) 24 (10–49) 0.83 26 (8–44) 27 (11–51) 0.13
HIV-1 serostatus       
   Seropositive 5 (4.6) 41 (11.9)   8 (9.0) 36 (11.6)  
   Seronegative 104 (95.4) 303 (88.1) 0.03 81 (91.0) 274 (88.4) 0.49