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Table 4 Association between subject characteristics and total anti-HAV seropositivity and anti-HBs seropositivity among healthcare students (n = 650)

From: Hepatitis A, B and C seropositivity among first-year healthcare students in western Turkey: a seroprevalence study

Variables Total Anti-HAV seropositivity Adj. OR a (CI 95%) p Anti-HBs seropositivity Adj. ORb (CI 95%) p
Sex Female Ref    
Male 1.44 (0.98–2.10) 0.057  
Age group (years) ≤20 Ref   2.48 (1.16–5.29) 0.018
≥21 1.73 (1.05–1.86) 0.030 Ref  
Perceived economic position High Ref   Ref  
Average 1.61 (1.01–2.58) 0.046 2.13 (1.07–4.24) 0.030
Low 2.75 (1.31–5.79) 0.007 5.41 (0.68–43.04) 0.110
House that has the sewage system Yes Ref   
No 1.38 (0.90–2.13) 0.135  
Human development index High Ref   Ref  
Intermediate 4.37 (3.00–6.38) < 0.001 2.32 (0.97–5.51) 0.057
Self-reported HBV vaccination history No   Ref  
Yes   8.23 (2.08–32.62) 0.003
Unknown   1.43 (0.61–3.35) 0.400
  1. aAdjusted according to sex, age, perceived economic position, a house that has the sewage system and human development index
  2. bAdjusted according to age, perceived economic position, human development index and self-reported HBV vaccination history