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Table 2 HBsAg seroprevalence among special unrepresentative populations in Malawi: Published data from 1990 to 2018

From: Epidemiology of hepatitis B, C and D in Malawi: systematic review

Population Ref Year Location Laboratory method Prevalence (n/total) Prevalence (%, (95% CI))
Adult medical inpatients [27] 2004 Medical ward, QECH, Blantyre Determine HBsAg Rapid Test (Alere) 34/194 17.5 (12.8, 23.5)
Prisoners [28] 2007 Chichiri Prison, Blantyre HBsAg kit (Abbott) 5/164 3.0 (1.3, 6.9)
Medical students [29] 2013 College of Medicine, Blantyre SD Bioline Rapid Test (Alere) 0/89 0.0 (0.0, 4.9)
  1. Abbreviations: QECH Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, ART antiretroviral therapy