Table 3

Clinical characteristics from the first episode found to be independent predictors of reinfection

Univariable analysis
HR (95% CI)
P valueMultivariable analysis
HR (95% CI)
P value
Age*0.87 (0.80 to 0.93) < 0.001
Male gender1.75 (0.96 to 3.2)0.077
Intravenous drug users3.76 (1.77 to 7.95) 0.001 3.92 (1.86 to 8.28) < 0.001
HIV infection3.04 (1.21 to 7.62) 0.018
  • Bold values are significant.

  • *For each 5-year increment.