Table 2.

Characteristics of RCC patients

HCV positive (n = 17)HCV negative (n = 177)
Age, y
    Mean (SD)54 (11)63 (12)*
    Range31-7224-88
Race, n (%)
    African American12 (70.6)97 (54.8)
    Non–African American5 (29.4)80 (45.2)
Male gender, n (%)12 (70.6)123 (69.5)
Kidney disease, n (%)7 (41.2)83 (46.9)
Renal histology, n (%)
    Clear cell8 (47.1)92 (54.1)
    Papillary6 (35.3)43 (25.3)
    Mixed clear cell/papillary2 (11.8)9 (5.3)
    Undifferentiated/other1 (5.9)26 (15.3)
  • *P < 0.001.

  • Among the HCV-negative patients, 7 of 177 did not have RCC confirmed histologically.