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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

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Hepatitis C Seroprevalence and Associated Risk Factors, Anyang, China

Fangfang Liu1, Ke Chen1, Zhonghu He, Tao Ning, Yaqi Pan, Hong CaiComments to Author , and Yang Ke

Author affiliations: Ministry of Education Key Laboratory, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (F. Liu, K. Chen, T. Ning, Y. Pan, H. Cai, Y. Ke); Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing (F. Liu, K. Chen, T. Ning, Y. Pan, H. Cai, Y. Ke); Beijing Cancer Hospital and Institute, Beijing (F. Liu, K. Chen, T. Ning, Y. Pan, H. Cai, Y. Ke); Peking University School of Public Health, Beijing (Z. He)

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Table 1

Demographic distribution and HCV infection status of participants (n = 8,226) in an esophageal endoscopic survey for HCV, Anyang, China, 2006–2008*

Variable Total no. (%) HCV-positive, no. (%) p value
Age, y
<50 5,766 (70.1) 37 (0.6) <0.001
>50
2,460 (29.9)
37 (1.5)

Sex
M 3,782 (46.0) 31 (0.8) 0.479
F
4,444 (54.0)
43 (1.0)

County
Hua 4,022 (48.9) 7 (0.2) <0.001
Anyang 838 (10.2) 6 (0.7)
Lin 1,980 (24.1) 55 (2.8)
Tangyin 1,386 (16.8) 6 (0.4)

*HCV, hepatitis C virus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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