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Table 1 Characteristics of HBsAg-positive HBeAg-positive index women and HBsAg-positive HBeAg-negative index women (2 nd generation)

From: The association between maternal hepatitis B e antigen status, as a proxy for perinatal transmission, and the risk of hepatitis B e antigenaemia in Gambian children

Variables HBsAg (+) HBeAg (+) index women (n = 38) HBsAg (+) HBeAg (−) index women (n = 38)
   No % No %
Age group 17-20 6 15.8 7 18.4
21-30 25 65.8 22 57.9
31-45 7 18.4 9 23.7
Year of birth 1948-1960 6 15.8 8 21.0
1961-1970 27 71.0 24 63.2
1971-1974 5 13.2 6 15.8
Total sibship size 1-4 16 42.1 8 21.0
  5-6 12 31.6 15 39.5
  ≥7 10 26.3 15 39.5