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Table 5 Children’s characteristics and HBsAg sero-prevalence

From: Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B infection among mothers and children with hepatitis B infected mother in upper Dolpa, Nepal

Children’s characteristics HBsAg sero-prevalence, n (%) P value*
Yes No  
Sex of baby  
 Male 8 (61.5) 5 (38.5) .159
 Female 4 (33.3) 8 (66.7)  
Size of baby at birth  
 Average and above 9 (47.4) 10 (52.6) .910
 Smaller than average 3 (50) 3 (50)  
Cord Cutting Instruments  
 New/boiled blade 0 (0.0) 1 (100) .327
 Other (knife/sickle/khukuri/ scissor) 12 (50) 12 (50)  
Colostrums feeding  
 Yes 4 (44.4) 5 (55.6) .790
 No 8 (50) 8 (50)  
Hepatitis B vaccination, n (%)  
 Hep (1), 22 (88) 11 (50) 11 (50) 0.680
 Hep (2), 17(68) 8 (47) 9 (53)  
 Hep (3), 9 (36) 5 (56) 4 (44)  
  1. *Calculated using chi-square test