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Table 2 Clinical Characteristics of infants attending Infant Welfare Clinics in Limbe and Buea, Cameroon

From: Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine following complete immunization of children attending two regional hospitals in the Southwest region of Cameroon: a cross sectional study

Variable Number of participants (total) Percentages (%)
Mother a chronic HBVa carrier 12 (161) 7.5
Baby received HBVa vaccine at birth 12 (12) 100
Received HBIGb at birth 4 (12) 33.3
Mother is HIVc positive 6 (161) 3.7
Gestational Age at Birth
 Preterm 12 (161) 7.5
 Term 149 (161) 92.5
Birthweight
 Low birthweight 8 (161) 5
 Normal birthweight 138 (161) 85.7
 Macrosomia 15 (161) 9.3
Documented past illnesses
 Neonatal infection 18 (161) 11.2
 Malaria 33 (161) 20.5
 URTId 12 (161) 7.5
 Febrile gastroenteritis 4 (161) 2.5
 Otherse 5 (161) 3.1
Nutritional Status
 Weight for age assessment:   
  Adequate 158 (161) 98.1
  Underweight 2 (161) 1.2
  Overweight 1 (161) 0.7
  1. aHBV Hepatitis B virus. bHBIG Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin. cHIV Human immunodeficiency virus. dURTI Upper respiratory tract infections. eOthers (bronchopneumonia, sepsis, urinary tract infections)