Table 2

Factors potentially associated with new HBV or HCV infection in HD centres
Factors potentially associated with new HBV±HCV infection Sero-converted Stayed sero-negative P- value
N=89 N=1071
Number* Value Number* Value
Age in years (mean± SD) 89 50.9±15.8 1071 50±16.6 0.635
Males (number and percent) 89 54(60.7%) 1071 613(57.2%) 0.528
Whites (number and percent) 89 75 (84.3%) 1056 927 (87.8%) 0.335
Dialysis vintage in years (mean± SD) 89 4.1±4.4 1071 2.2±2.6 0.001
Previous blood transfusion (number and percent) 45 34 (75.6%) 716 481(67.2%) 0.244
Number of blood transfusions (mean± SD) 45 3.6±6.9 716 1.8±2.6 0.083
Previous renal transplant (number and percent) 89 6 (6.7%) 1064 28 (2.6%) 0.028
Previous dialysis abroad (number and percent) 48 27 (56.3%) 714 395 (55.3%) 0.900
Previous dialysis in another Libyan centre (number and percent) 48 31 (64.6%) 707 371(52.5%) 0.023
Haemoglobin level in g/dl (mean± SD) 89 9.9±2.1 1071 9.6±1.8 0.220
Alanine Aminotransferase in IU/L (mean± SD) 27 21.9±22.7 274 18.6±17.8 0.272
Aspartate Aminotransferase in IU/L (mean± SD) 24 23±23.8 252 20.8±21.2 0.925
Diabetes (number and percent) 89 35 (39.3%) 1071 385 (35.9%) 0.524
Erythropoietin treatment (number and percent) 51 7 (13.7%) 729 100 (13.7%) 0.999

Alashek et al.

Alashek et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:265   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-265

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