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Table 1 HBV positivity by sex and age among 273 donors in rural regions of four prefectures of the Central African Republic

From: Cross-sectional study of hepatitis B virus infection in rural communities, Central African Republic

Age (years) Male Female Total
  n positive (Total) % of *HBV+ (95% CI) n positive (Total) % of *HBV+ (95% CI) n positive (Total) % *HBV+(95% CI)
0–15 5 (29) 17.8 (3.5–31.0) 5 (28) 17.8 (3.7–32.0) 10 (57) 17.5 (8.4–32.3)
16–25 18 (40) 45.0 (29.6–60.4) 20 (58) 34.5 (22.2–46.7) 38 (98) 38.8 (27.4–53.2)
> 25 8 (31) 25.8 (10.4–41.2) 18 (87) 20.7 (12.2–29.2) 26 (18) 22.0 (14.4–32.3)
All 31 (100) 31.0 (21.1–44.0) 43 (173) 25.0 (18.0–33.5) 74 (273) 27.1** (21.3–34.0)
  1. *At least one marker (HBsAg or anti-HBc antibody).
  2. **The estimated population prevalence after taking into account the gender and age group distribution of the CAR is 24.2%.