Table 2

Previous HCV prevalence data among different communities of Lahore
Ref. # Population type Author Methods Population size HCV (%)
[24] General population Aslam et al. 2001 ICT 488 6.70
[26] General population Tanvir et al. 2008 ICT 203 1.48
[12] General population Qureshi et al. 2010 ELISA --a 6.80
[11] General population Bosan et al. 2010 ICT, Lattix 1501b 2.1-13.5
[22] Pediatric population Khan et al. 1996 EIA, RIBA 538 4.09
[23] Pediatric population Parker et al. 1999 ELISA 538 1.30
[27] Pediatric population Hyder et al. 2001 ELISA 171 0.58
[28] Pregnant women Zafar et al. 2001 PCR 300 4.00
[11] Bosan et al. 2010 ELISA 4108b 6.8-7.3
[29] Blood donors Chaudhary et al. 2005 ELISA 890 6.06
[11] Blood donors Bosan et al. 2010 EIA, ELISA, ICT 32326b 4.1-6
[21] Blood donors Akhtar et al. 2013 ELISA 245 17.78
[31] Hemophilia Malik et al. 2006 ELISA 100 56
[11] Other high risk groups Bosan et al. 2010 ELISA 412b 19-56

aIn this national survey, samples collected from Lahore region were not mentioned.

bData from a number of locally published reports, reviewed by Bosan et al. 2010 [11], have been combined.

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Anwar et al. Virology Journal 2013 10:351   doi:10.1186/1743-422X-10-351

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