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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of both populations studied

From: IL28B gene polymorphism rs12979860, but not rs8099917, contributes to the occurrence of chronic HCV infection in Uruguayan patients

Variable Total population (n = 170) HCV-infected population (n = 78) Uninfected population (n = 92) Statistical test and value p value
Gender
 Male (%) 115 (67.6) 48 (61.5) 67 (72.8) χ2 2.457 0.117
 Female (%) 55 (32.4) 30 (38.5) 25 (27.2)   
Age (years), (mean ± SD) 42.7 ± 12.6 46.3 ± 13.1 40 ± 11.4 t = 3.230 0.002*
Genotype (n = 78), n (%)
 G1 45 (57.7)     
 G2 3 (3.8)     
 G3 12 (15.4)     
Not determined 18 (23.1)     
Liver Stage (n = 49), n (%)
 1 10 (20.4)     
 2 10 (20.4)     
 3 5 (10.2)     
 4 24 (49.0)     
  1. χ2 Chi-square test; t: Student’s t-test; *p < 0.05