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Table 3 Magnitude of HBV markers among different study populations in different regions of Ethiopia from 1983 to 2011

From: Hepatitis viruses in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

      Other HBV markers References
Sampling year Study area Study groups Sampled population HBsAg n (%) anti-HBs, n (%) anti-HBcAg, n (%) anti-HBeAg, n (%) HBeAg, n (%)
1983 Nationwide Gen. population, children & ANC attendants 396 36 (9.1) 221 (67.2)a - 19(55.9)d 15(44.0)g [85]
1984 Nationwide General population 500 31 (6.2) 152 (30.4) 16 (3.2) 10(32.3)e 8(25.8)e [52]
1987 A. Ababa Health workers 432 39 (9.02) 200 (46.3) 316 (73.1) - - [29]
1989 Nationwide General population 5265 569 (10.8) 61.4b 132 (2.5) 298(57.1)f 99(19.0)f [26]
1994 A.Ababa General population 4736 292 (6.2) 1796(40.7)c 1734 (36.6) - 71/279 (25.4) [27]
1995 A.Ababa Chronic liver disease patients 238 65 (27.0) 131 (55.0) - - - [49]
1998 Immigrants to Israel Familial members 506 84 (16.6%) - - - 17/84(20.2) [95]
2007 A. Ababa HIV patients & VCT clients 620 29 (4.7) - 277 (44.7) - 3/29(10.3) [42]
2010 Gamo HP Inpatients department clients 556 26 (4.7) - 7 (1.4) - - [33]
2011 A.Ababa HIV patients 500 15(3.0) 58(11.6) - - 3(0.6) [53]
  1. aANC-Antenatal Care. bOnly the percentage was presented from the origional study. HBeAg and anti-HBeAg percentages were calculated on the basis of sample size of HBsAg positive individuals; e = 31, d = 34, f = 522 and g = 19. a = 329 and c = 4414 among HBsAg negatives
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