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Table 1 Demographic characteristic differences between participants (submitted a blood sample) and non-participants (only completed census survey) in HCV serosurvey in Manshiet Nasser, 2003

From: A cross-sectional household cluster serosurvey of hepatitis C virus antibodies in an urban slum of Cairo, Egypt in 2004

Socio demographic characteristicsa Participants n = 2180 Non-Participants n = 1576 p-value*
Mean Age (95 % CI) 21 (20–22) 24 (24–25) 0.0001
Head of House Hold 372 (17) 411 (26) 0.0001
Ever-Married 841 (65) 679 (60) 0.003
Education    
 No education 616 (35) 442 (32) 0.05
 Primary and Preparatory 831 (47) 555 (40) <0.0001
 Secondary and above 331 (18) 378 (27) <0.0001
Current work status    
 Not working 265 (15) 201 (15) 0.9
 House wife/Students 965 (55) 545 (42) <0.0001
 Garbage collector, sorter and recycler 260 (15) 166 (13) 0.08
 Manual laborer/drivers/shop workers 233 (13) 332 (25) <0.0001
 Office work 27 (2) 69 (5) <0.0001
Origination    
 Upper Egypt (Rural) 436 (20) 279 (18) 0.1
 Lower Egypt (Rural) 24 (1) 26 (2) 0.01
 Urban Governorates 401 (18) 460 (29) <0.0001
 Born in Mokkattam 1313 (60) 811 (51) <0.0001
Standard of living considered to be poor 393 (18) 210 (13) <0.0001
  1. *Chi-square was used for n (%) while T-test was used for mean age
  2. aAll results are n (%) except for mean age (CI)