Table 3.

Hepatitis C Transmission Risk Variables Collected for Mecklenburg County, NC, Census Tracts Used to Identify Populations at Risk for Hepatitis C Infection

Variable NameDefinition and Source
Percent Caucasian populationCaucasian population divided by total population*
Percent of population born 1945–1965Population born between 1945 and 1965 divided by total population*
Prevalence of drug useNumber of patients who indicate they currently or previously used drugs divided by population
Prevalence of hepatitis C infectionNumber of patients who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C divided by the total number of patients
  • * US Census.

  • Atrium Health, US Census.