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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics and herpes simplex virus infection sero-prevalence

From: SERO-prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 among women attending routine Cervicare clinics in Ghana

Characteristics No. tested Prevalence of HSV infection
HSV 1 IgG N (%*) HSV 2 IgG N (%*)
Age at first pregnancy, years
  ≤ 17 36 35 (9.2) 29 (7.6)
 18–21 98 98 (25.8) 86 (22.6)
 22–25 97 96 (25.3) 81 (21.3)
  > 25 72 72 (18.9) 53 (13.9)
 Never pregnant 45 43 (11.3) 27 (7.1)
 Do not remember 32 32 (8.4) 22 (5.8)
χ2 (df), p- value   9.641 (5), 0.086 17.840 (5), 0.003
Gravidae
 0 45 43 (11.3) 27 (7.1)
 1–2 90 90 (23.7) 72 (18.9)
 3–4 133 132 (34.7) 109 (28.7)
  ≥ 5 112 112 (29.5) 90 (23.7)
χ2 (df), p- value   9.285 (3), 0.026 10.386 (3), 0.016
  1. *Column percentages computed in relation to total number of women (380)