Table 1

Demographic and health characteristics of the sample by HCV status
HCV group Unmatched control group p-value
(n = 286) (n = 56,880)
Variable n % n %
Country
 France 66 23.1% 14835 26.1% .248
 Germany 60 21.0% 14859 26.1% .048
 UK 39 13.6% 14919 26.2% <.001
 Italy 83 29.0% 7358 12.9% <.001
 Spain 38 13.3% 4909 8.6% .005
Female 119 41.6% 29352 51.6% .001
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual 253 88.5% 50937 89.6% .548
 Homosexual 11 3.8% 1306 2.3% .081
 Bi-sexual 17 5.9% 2311 4.1% .108
 Decline to answer 5 1.7% 2326 4.1% .046
Married/living with partner 167 58.40% 36168 63.6% .069
High school graduate 243 85.0% 46911 82.5% .269
Income
 Above median 133 46.5% 25058 44.1% .405
 Below median 117 40.9% 23482 41.3% .898
 Decline to answer 36 12.6% 8340 14.7% .322
BMI
 Underweight 8 2.8% 1590 2.8% .998
 Normal 107 37.4% 24002 42.4% .102
 Overweight 108 37.8% 18858 33.3% .099
 Obese 62 21.7% 10899 19.2% .281
 Decline to answer 1 0.4% 1531 2.7% .014
Currently drink 194 67.8% 44797 78.8% <.001
Currently exercise 153 53.5% 32373 56.9% .244
Currently smoke 131 45.8% 16058 28.2% <.001
Mean SD Mean SD
Age 52.82 13.49 46.40 15.82 <.001
Number of co-morbid conditions .69 1.04 .27 .67 .008

Vietri et al.

Vietri et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2013 13:16   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-13-16

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