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Table 2 Demographical characteristics and HCV genotype of HCV positive patients according to their HBV status

From: Serological and molecular expression of Hepatitis B infection in patients with chronic Hepatitis C from Tunisia, North Africa

  HBV (-) Resolutive HBV infection Ongoing HBV infection Ongoing HBV infection  
    Overt HBV infection Occult HBV infection  
  N = 206 N = 63 N = 18 N = 44 P value
  No (%) No (%) No (%) No (%)  
Age (Mean = 51.5-SD = 12.1) 50.8 50.0 52.2 56.3 0.011
Sex ratio (M/F) 0.56(74/132) 0.61(24/39) 0.50(6/12) 0.33(11/33) NS
HCV genotype 1b 174 (85%) 53 (87%) 16 (83%) 42 (95%) NS