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Table 1 Demographic characteristics among people with an HBV and HCV notification, NSW 1993-2012, n = 150,403

From: Mortality trends among people with hepatitis B and C: a population-based linkage study, 1993-2012

Characteristics, n % HBV, n = 57,929 HCV, n = 92,474
Alive   Deceaseda   Alive   Deceaseda  
n = 55,147 % n = 2782 % n = 83,267 % n = 9207 %
Birth cohortb
 ≥ 1965 31,000 56 423 15 43,919 53 2253 24
 1945-1964 20,595 37 1166 42 35,964 43 4795 52
 ≤ 1944 3541 6 1193 43 3359 4 2159 23
Male genderb 29,949 55 2074 75 51,062 62 6507 71
Country of birthb
 Australia 5406 20 546 30 34,263 78 4030 71
 Asia-Pacific 16,692 63 817 45 4037 9 490 9
 Middle East and North Africa 2029 8 85 5 1263 3 198 4
 Africa, excluding North Africa 577 2 14 1 191 < 1 15 < 1
 Europe 1782 7 322 18 3512 8 884 16
 Americas 134 1 11 1 415 1 39 1
Year of viral hepatitis notification
 ≤ 2000 24,696 45 1634 59 43,067 52 6014 65
 2001-2006 16,514 30 782 28 23,250 28 2229 24
 2007-2012 13,937 25 366 13 16,950 20 964 10
HBV/HCV co-infectionc 3232 6 480 17
HIV co-infection 276 1 72 3 812 1 153 2
HBV/HCV/HIV co-infectionc 50 < 1 14 < 1
Area of residence at the time of viral hepatitis notificationb,d
 Rural 5342 10 440 16 28,610 35 2963 32
 Outer metropolitan 25,068 46 1245 45 26,608 33 3167 35
 Metropolitan 24,183 44 1082 39 26,331 32 3025 33
History of alcohol-use disorder 1566 3 374 13 12,855 15 2652 29
History of OST 1442 3 225 8 24,427 29 2813 31
  1. aMortality numbers included during the ICD-10 era, 1997-2013, bamong people with available information: n = 36 and n = 25 had missing date of birth among those with an HBV and HCV notifications, respectively; n = 500 and n = 341 had missing gender among those with an HBV and HCV notifications, respectively; n = 29,514 and n = 43,137had missing country of birth among those with an HBV and HCV notifications, respectively and; n = 569 and n = 1718 had missing area of residence at the time of HBV and HCV notifications, respectively, cfor description of baseline characteristics, HBV/HCV and HBV/HCV/HIV co-infection cases were only included among people with an HBV notification, dgeographical area of residence was defined by the 2011 local health district boundaries in NSW, including eight areas covering metropolitan regions and seven covering rural and regional locations