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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis for being *HBV-seropositive

From: Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections in an impoverished urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Risk factors *HBV positive n = 582 (100%) HBV negative n = 1406 (100%) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value
1. Married status 382 (65.6) 642 (45.7) 1.32 (1.00-1.73) 0.046
2. Previous surgery 151 (25.9) 305 (21.7) 1.39 (1.05-1.82) 0.02
3. Ear-nose-body piercing in females (n = 1254) 336/1085 (31) 14/169 (8.3) 4.97 (2.76-9.10) < 0.001
4. Animal bites 131 (22.5) 202 (14.4) 1.43 (1.04-1.96) 0.024
5. Visiting unregistered health-care providers 484 (83.2) 1096 (78.0) 1.40 (1.08-1.82) 0.012
  1. (Note: *HBV-seropositivity includes HBsAg positive/anti-HBc positive/both HBsAg and anti-HBc positive study participants.
  2. Initial models included the variables age, sex, married status, history of jaundice, surgical operation, circumcision, needle-stick injuries, animal bites, visiting unregistered health care providers, receiving treatment for STD, ear-nose-body piercing in females, circumcision, and visiting community barber for shaving in males. Significant factors were retained in the final model)