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Table 2 Mean age and prevalence of viral hepatitis according to gender and regiona

From: Hepatitis B infection is highly prevalent among patients presenting with jaundice in Kenya

   HAV HBV HEV
Age; mean ± SD (range) 35.1 ± 15.3 (16–84) 36.5 ± 11.2 (16–64) 41.4 ± 14.5 (17–75)
Gender; % (proportion) Male; n = 218 66.7 % (16/24) 65.5 % (110/168) 45.2 % (14/31)
Female; n = 171 33.3 % (8/24) 34.5 % (58/168) 54.8 % (17/31)
Regionb; % (proportion) KN; n = 245 6.3 % (15/238) 33.8 % (74/219) 12.9 % (31/241)
KSM; n = 76 9.2 % (7/76) 79.8 % (59/74) 0 % (0/76)
MBS; n = 40 5.0 % (2/40) 81.8 % (9/11) 0 % (0/40)
ELD; n = 28 0 % (0/28) 92.9 % (26/28) 0 % (0/28)
Overall Prevalence ± 95 % CI (proportion)   6.3 % ± 2.43 % (24/382) 50.6 % ± 5.38 % (168/332) 8.1 % ± 2.72 % (31/385)
  1. aThe overall prevalence of HCV (n = 388) and HDV (n = 168 HBsAg positive samples) was determined to be 0 %
  2. bRegion codes are described in the Results