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Table 1 Background characteristics of the HCV-Ab-positive patients

From: Change in hepatitis C virus positivity among needle-stick injury source patients: a 10-year experience in a Japanese tertiary hospital

Variables Entire period
(n = 150)
Between 2009 and 2014
(n = 102)
Between 2015 and 2019
(n = 48)
p-value
Age (years) 70.0 ± 11.8 69.9 ± 12.1 70.4 ± 11.4 0.9229
HCV RNA, positive – no. (%, 95CI) 101 (67.3, 59.5–74.3) 78 (76.5, 67.4–83.6) 23 (47.9, 34.5–61.7) 0.0007*
Gender, male – no. (%, 95CI) 88 (58.7, 50.7–66.2) 61 (59.8, 50.1–68.8) 27 (56.3, 42.3–69.3) 0.7241
Department, LDs – no. (%, 95CI) 75 (50.0, 42.1–57.9) 54 (52.9, 43.3–62.3) 21 (43.8, 30.7–57.7) 0.3816
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD unless otherwise stated
  2. HCV hepatitis C virus, LDs liver disease-related departments, CI confidence interval
  3. *p <  0.05