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Table 3 HCV positivity by age and number of births, separately for Mongolia, Pakistan and China

From: Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence in the general female population of 9 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa

  Mongolia Pakistan China
Risk factor N tested HCV positive
N (%)
Adjusted PRa
and 95% CI
N tested HCV positive
N (%)
Adjusted PRa
and 95% CI
N tested HCV positive
N (%)
Adjusted PRa
and 95% CI
Age 1,075    963    3,445   
 <35 511 55 (10.8) 1 479 7 (1.5) 1 1,915 5 (0.3) 1
 35-44 289 54 (18.7) 1.74 (1.23-2.45) 254 12 (4.7) 3.23 (1.29-8.11) 755 4 (0.5) 2.03 (0.55-7.54)
 ≥45 275 78 (28.4) 2.63 (1.93-3.60) 230 12 (5.2) 3.57 (1.42-8.95) 775 9 (1.2) 4.45 (1.49-13.2)
 χ 21 for trend    p < 0.001    p = 0.005    p = 0.007
Number of births 1,056    955    3,225   
 0 228 16 (7.0) 1 136 1 (0.7) 1 942 2 (0.2) 1
 ≥1 828 169 (20.4) 1.62 (0.86-3.04) 819 30 (3.7) 3.06 (0.39-24.1) 2,283 16 (0.7) 0.48 (0.06-3.82)
  1. aAdjusted for age (5 years groups), as appropriate