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Table 1 Frequency of HCV positive samples among different age groups and overall prevalence

From: Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay based detection and prevalence of HCV infection in district Peshawar Pakistan

Age groups (years) Sample size Male +/- Female +/- p value Odds ratio Confidence interval Overall prevalence (%)
01-10 80 00/50 00/30 - - - -
11-20 135 02/68 03/62 0.5889 0.607 0.098-3.761 3.7
21-30 200 22/98 15/65 0.9407 0.972 0.470-2.014 18.5
31-40 185 26/74 06/79 0.0007*** 4.626 1.802-11.88 17.2
41-50 198 17/88 09/84 0.1757 1.803 0.761-4.268 13.1
> 50 184 17/81 10/76 0.2740 1.595 0.687-3.701 14.6
Total 982 84/459 43/396 - - - 13.4
  1. Chi-square test was applied and p < 0.05 was considered as significant at 95% confidence interval.
  2. ***p = value is significant.