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Table 3 Risk factors of HCV transmission

From: Seroepidemiology of chronic hepatitis B and C in the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe

  Positive HCV serology Negative HCV serology P value
  N = 14 (%) N = 2186 (%)  
Past surgery including 8 (57.1) 611 (27.9) p = 0.02
Gynaecological 7 (50.0) 343 (15.7) p = 0.01
Endoscopy 4 (28.5) 580 (26.5) NS
Tatoo 2 (14.3) 214 (9.8) NS
Shaving 1 (7.1) 351 (16.1) NS
Familial exposure 0 (0.0) 17 (0.8) NS
Using drugs intraveinously 0 (0.0) 1 (0.0) NS
Piercing 0 (0.0) 95 (4.3) NS
Unknown 3 (21.4) 318 (14.5) NS
  1. NS, Not significant.