Table 4

Lifestyle related risk factors associated with transmission of HCV
Exposure Cases n=86 Controls n=287 OR 95% confidence limit P value
No % No %
Being imprisoned 6 7 1 0.3 21.5 2.5-479.6 < 0.000
Injecting drug use 20 23 7 2 12.1 4.6-33.1 < 0.000
Sharing tooth brushes 8 9 15 5 1.9 0.9-4.9 0.09
Shaving at a barber shop (for males) 50 / 51 98 157 / 163 96 1.9 0.2-43.1 0.3
Wounded at barber 21 /51 41 70 / 163 43 0.9 0.5 – 1.8 0.4
Receiving injections outside healthcare settings (home or pharmacy) 24 28 86 30 0.9 0.5-1.6 0.4

Kandeel et al.

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

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