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Table 3 Additional socio-demographic information and link to care for HCV Ab + patients (N = 10)

From: Implementation of baby boomer hepatitis C screening and linking to care in gastroenterology practices: a multi-center pilot study

  N (%) or mean ± std.dev.
Confirmed HCV ab+ 10 (100.0 %)
HCV RNA-positive a 4 (44.4 %)
ALT, IU/mL 32.8 ± 35.4
AST, IU/mL 25.2 ± 21.7
History of:  
 Past or current IV drug use 4 (40.0 %)
 Blood transfusions before 1992 1 (10.0 %)
 Long-term hemodialysis 0 (0.0 %)
 Incarceration 1 (10.0 %)
 Being born to HCV-infected mother 0 (0.0 %)
 Intranasal drug use 2 (20.0 %)
 Unregulated tattoo or other percutaneous exposure 4 (40.0 %)
Counseled about:  
 Acetaminophen use 9 (90.0 %)
 Alcohol consumption 10 (100.0 %)
 Hepatitis A and B vaccination 9 (90.0 %)
Linked to care 9 (90.0 %)
Completed follow-up questionnaire 6 (60 %)
  1. aone HCV ab + patient refused to give blood sample