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Table 2 Number and % of 148 patients with risk factors for HCV infection at two Alabama tertiary care medical centers, stratified by age, gender and race.

From: Risk factors for acquisition of hepatitis C virus infection: a case series and potential implications for disease surveillance

RISK FACTOR BY AGE BY GENDER BY RACE
  ≤ 45 >45 Male Female White Black
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N(%) N (%)
  N = 88 N = 60 N = 88 N = 60 N = 130 N = 18
Blood/Blood Prod 29 (33.0) 32 (53.3) 22 (25) 40 (66.7) 54 (41.5) 7 (38.9)
Drug Use 52 (59.0) 19 (31.7) 57 (64.8) 14 (23.3) 60 (46.2) 11 (61.1)
Body/Ear Piercing 45 (51.1) 28 (46.7) 18 (20.5) 55 (91.7) 61 (46.9) 11 (61.1)
Occupational 31 (35.2) 16 (26.7) 26 (29.5) 21 (35.0) 37 (28.5) 10 (55.6)
Tattooing 18 (20.5) 7 (11.7) 18 (20.5) 7 (11.7) 24 (18.5) 1 (5.6)
Sexual Exposure 42 (47.7) 13 (21.7) 62 (70.5) 23 (38.3) 50 (38.5) 5 (27.7)
Sharing of razors/ 42 (47.7) 23 (38.3) 36 (40.9) 29 (48.3) 56 (43.1) 9 (50)
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