Table 4

Subgroup analyses of risk factors among non-injectors

Reported Behaviors among Non-injectors

HCV Ab neg

N = 578

HCV Ab pos

N = 50

P value

Ever received a blood transfusion

95 (16%)

15 (30%)

0.02

Ever gotten a tattoo

138 (23%)

12 (24%)

NS

Reused crack pipe belonging to others

262 (64%)

31 (72%)

NS

Ever got lesions/burns on lips from smoking cracka

104 (25%)

9 (21%)

NS

Lifetime crack cocaine use

411 (71%)

43 (86%)

0.02

Sex under influence of alcohol/drugs

430 (74%)

34 (68%)

NS

Traded sex for drugs, money and other things

249 (43%)

29 (58%)

0.04

Snorted cocaine

102 (18%)

10 (20%)

NS


HCV: Hepatitis C Virus; aAmong crack cocaine users only

Nurutdinova et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:126   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-126

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