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Table 3 Number of persons chronically infected by HBV and of anti-HCV positive individuals in Libya according to age, socio-demographic factors and risk factors

From: Prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection in Libya: results from a national population based survey

  Nationwide estimated number of HBsAg positive persons Nationwide estimated number of anti-HCV positive persons
  n % n %
Total 107,848 100 68,275 100.0
Gender     
Females 42,297 39.2 34,845 51.0
Males 65,551 60.8 33,430 49.0
Age groups     
≤ 5 4,861 4.5 4,699 6.9
6-10 4,110 3.8 3,881 5.7
11-20 26,148 24.2 8,889 13.0
21-30 26,153 24.2 10,147 14.9
31-40 20,139 18.7 13,966 20.5
41-50 11,436 10.6 9,738 14.3
51-60 6,856 6.4 6,633 9.7
61-70 3,613 3.4 6,415 9.4
≥71 4,532 4.2 3,907 5.7
Education     
Below school age 4,957 4.6 5,235 7.7
Illiterate 13,318 12.3 14,850 21.8
Preparatory 34,927 32.4 20,685 30.3
High school 34,389 31.9 17,214 25.2
University 16,118 14.9 7,544 11.0
Post graduate 1,769 1.6 981 1.4
Unknown 2,370 2.2 1,766 2.6
Marital status     
Married 39,844 36.9 32,605 47.8
Single 42,551 39.5 17,845 26.1
Widowed 1,425 1.3 3,403 5.0
Divorced 913 0.8 470 0.7
Below age 21,434 19.9 12,828 18.8
Unknown 1,681 1.6 1,124 1.6
Type of dwelling     
Villa 13,545 12.6 6,944 10.2
Apartment 10,491 9.7 10,480 15.3
Rural house 80,646 74.8 49,398 72.4
Other 118 0.1 104 0.2
Unknown 3,048 2.8 1,349 2.0