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Table 3 Characteristics of HBsAg-positive children (3 rd generation) according to maternal HBV sero-status

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(+) mother (n = 38) HBsAg(+) HBeAg(−) mother (n = 14) HBsAg(−) mother (n = 6)
   No. % No. % No. %
Sex Male 12 31.6 8 57.1 5 83.3
Female 26 68.4 6 42.9 1 16.7
Age group 0-5 15 39.5 2 14.3 3 50.0
6-10 16 42.1 9 64.3 2 33.3
≥11 7 18.4 3 21.4 1 16.7
Year of birth 1973-1980 5 13.2 3 21.4 1 16.7
1981-1985 18 47.4 9 64.3 3 50.0
1986-1991 15 39.4 2 14.3 2 33.3
Total sibship size 1-3 10 26.3 1 7.1 1 16.7
4-5 9 23.7 7 50.0 5 83.3
6-7 19 50.0 6 42.9 0 0.0
HBV vaccination No 28 73.7 14 100 6 100
  Yes 10 26.3 0 0.0 0 0.0