Table 3

Age-adjusted odds ratio of hepatitis C infection for sexual behavioral-related factors in the urban Brazilian population
Risk factors Participants HCV infection n (%) ORadjusted (95% CI)* p-value
Initiated sexual life
 No 4,137 36 (0.9) 1.0 -
 Yes 12,468 179 (1.4) 0.97 (0.56 – 1.68) 0.912
Condom use
 Always 3,831 37 (1.0) 1.0 -
 Sometimes 1,944 29 (1.5) 1.71 (0.85 – 3.43) 0.132
 Never 6,077 103 (1.7) 1.04 (0.56 – 1.96) 0.888
Current partner had hepatitis
 No 10,263 140 (1.4) 1.0 -
 Yes 445 13 (2.9) 2.16 (1.00 – 4.65) 0.050
Bisexual partner
 No 11,417 158 (1.4) 1.0 -
 Yes 276 4 (1.4) 0.83 (0.29 – 2.42) 0.737
Unknown 775 17 (2.2) 1.41 (0.69 – 2.87) 0.343
 Sexual partners with STD
 No 11,086 164 (1.5) 1.0 -
 Yes 819 10 (1.2) 0.43 (0.20 – 0.93) 0.031
Previous STD
 No 11,079 153 (1.4) 1.0 -
 Yes 1,301 25 (1.9) 0.96 (0.50 – 1.83) 0.901
Another sexual partner besides current
 No 4,703 64 (1.4) 1.0 -
 Yes 6,978 101 (1.4) 1.10 (0.73 – 1.65) 0.657

* Adjusted for random effect and age weighted by age groups and regions.

Pereira et al.

Pereira et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:60   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-60

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