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Table 3 Background characteristics according to department where NSIs occurred

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

Variables Liver disease-related departments
(n = 75)
Nonliver disease-related departments
(n = 75)
Between 2009 and 2014
(n = 54)
Between 2015 and 2019
(n = 21)
p-value Between 2009 and 2014
(n = 48)
Between 2015 and 2019
(n = 27)
p-value
Age (years) 70.3 ± 11.6 71.3 ± 9.2 0.9812 69.3 ± 12.7 69.7 ± 13.0 0.8424
Gender, male – no. (%, 95CI) 35 (64.8, 51.5–76.2) 12 (57.1, 36.5–75.5) 0.5998 26 (54.2, 40.3–67.4) 15 (55.6, 37.3–72.4) 1.0000
HCV RNA, positive – no. (%, 95CI) 46 (85.2, 73.4–92.3) 14 (66.7, 45.4–82.8) 0.1064 32 (66.7, 52.5–78.3) 9 (33.3, 18.6–52.2) 0.0078*
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD unless otherwise stated
  2. HCV hepatitis C virus, CI confidence interval
  3. *p < 0.05