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Table 2 Geometric mean titers (GMTs) of poliovirus-antibodies according to sex, age, and region

From: A national cross-sectional study for poliovirus seroprevalence in the Republic of Korea in 2012: implication for deficiency in immunity to polio among middle-aged people

  PV1 PV2 PV3
GMT P value* GMT P value GMT P value
Total 163.1   206.2   108.4  
(134.9–191.2)   (174.2–238.1)   (85.3–131.5)  
Sex       
Male 173.1 0.51 257.1 0.004 112.3 0.76
(-37.6–75.4)   (32.3–159.5)   (-39.0–53.7)  
Female 154.2   161.2   105.0  
(-37.4–75.3)   (30.5–161.4)   (-38.9–53.6)  
Age group (years)       
6–10 372.8 <0.01 470.2 <0.01 280.8 <0.01
(295.9–449.7)   (383.0–557.4)   (213.5–348.1)  
11–20 83.0   107.1   38.2  
(59.4–106.7)   (81.9–132.2)   (27.6–48.9)  
21–40 39.5   53.6   13.2  
(27.6–51.3)   (39.9–67.2)   (9.5–16.9)  
41–60 34.0   63.5   23.9  
(22.0–45.9)   (47.6–79.4)   (16.2–31.7)  
>60 142.6   113.2   38.9  
(31.0–254.2)   (20.2–206.3)   (19.8–58.1)  
Region       
Gyeonggi-do 172.0 0.16 205.7 <0.01 100.3 <0.01
(119.1–224.9)   (153.8–257.7)   (66.4–134. 3)  
Gyeongsang-do 176.0   248.2   128.1  
(119.8–232.3)   (166.3–330.2)   (67.4–188.9)  
Seoul 109.6   100.1   40.0  
(39.9–79.2)   (59.4–140.7)   (19.5–60.5)  
Chungcheong-do 218.0   273.6   185.5  
(127.6–308.4)   (165.5–381.8)   (95.1–275.9)  
Jeolla-do 122.2   171.5   74.5  
(70.3–174.1)   (92.2–250.8)   (33.9–115.0)  
Gangwon-do 149.3   263.7   135.0  
(71.1–227.5)   (87.0–440.3)   (33.7–236.3)  
Jeju-do 86.0   173.0   136.0  
(-58.2–230.2)   (-117.4–463.4)   (-164.1–436.1)  
  1. The data are presented as mean (95% confidence interval).
  2. *P < 0.05 indicates significant differences of seroprevalence among the compared groups.
  3. PV, poliovirus.