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Table 2 Characteristics and genotypes among HBV-infected patients, according to HBeAg status (n = 139).

From: Hepatitis B virus: molecular genotypes and HBeAg serological status among HBV-infected patients in the southeast of Brazil

Characteristics   HBeAg positive
(n = 42)
HBeAg negative
(n = 97)
p-value
Mean age (years) 37 ± 17.2 44 ± 12.7 0.0055
Gender M 31 (73.8%) 58 (59.8%) 0.1139
  F 11 (26.2%) 39 (40.2%)  
Genotypes A 25 (59.5%) 51 (52.6%) 0.1367*
  C 3 (7.1%) 1 (1.0%)  
  D 12 (28.6%) 41 (42.3%)  
  F 2 (4.8%) 4 (4.1%)  
Inactive carrier (ALT<1.3 NUL) 18 (43%) 65 (67%) 0.0077
Chronic hepatitis (ALT>1.3 NUL) 24 (57%) 32 (33%)  
qALT medium   2.5 1.8 0.0005
HBV-DNA (copies/ml) 21.152.706 4.351.518 <0.0001
  1. NUL = Normal Unit Limit
  2. q ALT = U/NUL
  3. 2 = test
  4. p value < 0.005 = significant