Table 2

Risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among 719 patients in the cohort

Risk factor No (%) (n=719)
Intravenous drug abuse464 ‚ÄČ(64.5)
Receipt of blood components132 (18.4)
Non-professional tattoo17 (2.4)
Sex with drug user9 (1.3)
Health care worker12 (1.7)
Born outside UK23 (3.2)
Tattoos13 (1.8)
Non-professional ear piercing3 (0.4)
None of the above46 (6.4)