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Table 2 Risk factors for HBeAg positivity in HBsAg-positive 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) Crude odds ratios Adjusted odds ratios1
  No % No % OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Maternal HBsAg (1st generation)           
Negative 20 83.3 24 92.3 1.0   0.3 1.0   0.9
Positive 4 16.7 2 7.7 2.4 0.4-14.5   1.2 0.1-23.2  
Maternal HBeAg (1st generation)           
Negative 24 100 26 100 1.0    1.0   
Positive 0 0 0 0 N/A    N/A   
No. of older siblings with positive HBsAg           
0 22 84.6 24 82.8 1.0   0.9 1.0   0.9
1-2 4 15.4 5 17.2 0.9 0.2-3.7   0.9 0.2-5.5  
No. of older siblings with positive HBeAg           
0 25 96.2 29 100 1.0    1.0   
1 1 3.8 0 0 N/A    N/A   
  1. 1Model included maternal HBsAg, number of older siblings with HBsAg, year of birth, and total sibship size.