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Table 3 Analysis of demographic characteristics associated with HCV infection in the Libyan population2007–2016

From: The geographic variation and spatiotemporal distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in Libya: 2007–2016

Variables HCV infection n (%) Z-test 95% CI P value
Gender
 Male 49,419 (43) 31.23 42.56–43.44 < 0.001
0.001
 Female 65,509 (57) 35.833 56.62–57.38
Age (years)
  < 24 13,791 (12) 35.26 11.46–12.55 0.001
 25–35 31,031 (27) 8.136 26.51–27.50 0.001
 36–49 33,329 (29) 16.818 26.51–29.49 < 0.001
  > 50 36,777 (32) 30.916 31.52–32.48 0.001
Marital status
 Below age 11,493 (10) 26.801 9.46–10.56 0.001
0.001
< 0.001
0.001
0.001
 Married 44,822 (39) 100.536 35.55–39.45
 Single 32,180 (28) 35.878 27.51–28.49
 Divorced 10,344 (9) 27.969 8.46–9.57
 Unknown 16,090 (14) 19.027 13.47–14.55
Education
 Illiterate 42,523 (37) 87.64 35.54–37.46 0.001
0.001
< 0.001
0.001
0.001
 Primary 28,732 (25) 21.188 24.5–25.00
 Secondary 20,687 (18) 18.62 21.7–24.91
 Tertiary 6896 (6) 29.065 5.45–6.59
 Unknown 16,090 (14) 19.027 13.47–14.55
Place of residence
 Urban 70,106 (61) 58.251 60.64–61.36 < 0.001
0.001
 Rural 44,822(39) 46.577 38.55–39.45
Population density
 Low 54,016(47) 13.907 46.58–47.42 0.001
< 0.001
 High 60,912(53) 4.398 51.55–54.34