Demographic, physical exam, and laboratory data from the 2003-04 NHANES survey were combined into a single database using SPSS v
.14.0. HCV status was determined using an ELISA, confirmed by RIBA. DM status was classified based on the subject's self-reported medical history. Cases coded as missing or indeterminate for either disorder were censored.
Results: The final database included 7,283 persons; 87 (1.2%) had HCV and 486 (6.7%) were diagnosed with DM. Mean age was 35.