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Table 3 Distribution of current HBV infection and lifetime exposure by socio-demographic characteristics

From: Sero-prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among health care workers in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

Characteristics Total Number
(N)
Current HBV infection
n (%)
Life time exposure to HBV infection
n (%)
Gender    
   Female 272 21(7.7) 52(53.1)
   Male 98 9(9.2) 126(46.3)
Age    
   20-29 years 80 5(6.3) 36(45.0)
   30-39 years 168 16(9.5) 80(47.6)
   40+ years 122 9(7.4) 62(50.8)
Religion    
   Catholics 99 11(11.1) 51(51.5)
   Protestants 160 16(10.0) 76(47.5)
   Moslems 27 2(7.4) 14(51.9)
   Other Christians 84 1(1.2) 37(44.1)
Marital status    
   Single 127 8(6.3) 57(44.9)
   Married 219 19(8.7) 107(48.9)
   Separated/widowed 24 3(12.5) 14(58.3)
Years in service    
   < 10 years 158 14(8.9) 76(48.1)
   10-19 years 119 10(8.4) 55(46.2)
   20+ years 93 6(6.5) 47(50.5)
Cadre    
   Doctor 79 3(3.8) 33(41.8)
   Clinical/dental Officer 25 3(12.0) 12(48.0)
   Nurse 196 13(6.6) 93(47.5)
   Midwife 25 1(4.0) 11(44.0)
   Laboratory technician 22 4(18.2) 16(72.7)
   Nursing assistant 23 6(26.1) 13(56.5)
Department    
   Surgical departments 209 17(8.1) 102(48.8)
   Laboratories 19 3(15.8) 12(63.2)
   Medical/Paediatrics 142 10(7.0) 64(45.1)
Total 370 30(8.1) 178(48.1)
   [95% CI; 5.3-10.9] [95% CI; 43.0-53.2]