Table 2

Outpatient related risk factors (within 6 months) associated with transmission of acute hepatitis C virus infection, Abbassia and Alexandria Fever Hospitals, Egypt
Exposure Cases n=86 Controls n=287 OR 95% Cl P value
No % No %
Receiving injections 27 31 54 19 2 1.1-3.5 0.008
Receiving injection with a reused syringe 12 14 2 1 23.1 4.7-153 < 0.000
Receiving IV fluids 30 35 18 6 8 4-16.2 < 0.000
Minimal surgical procedures (draining abscess and suturing wounds) 24 28 11 4.3 9.7 4.2-22.4 < 0.000
Visiting outpatient clinic for all causes 73 85 183 64 2.3 1.6-6.4 < 0.000
Visiting a private outpatient clinic 45 52 92 32 2.3 1.4-4 < 0.000
Visiting a rural outpatient clinic 3 3 4 1 2.5 0.4-13.8 0.1
Visiting a governmental outpatient clinic 19 22 63 22 1 0.5-2 0.5
Visit urban outpatient clinic 70 81 176 61 2.8 1.5-5.2 < 0.000
Visiting a family planning clinic (females only) 8/35 24 13/124 11 2.4 0.8-7.1 0.04
Visiting a dental outpatient clinic 28 33 61 21 1.7 1-3.2 0.02

Kandeel et al.

Kandeel et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:294   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-294

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