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Table 1 Frequency of HBV serological and molecular markers in the 4 different studied subgroups.

From: Hepatitis B virus infection in Haemodialysis Centres from Santa Catarina State, Southern Brazil. Predictive risk factors for infection and molecular epidemiology

Group n Anti-HBc +ve HBsAg +ve Anti-HBs +ve PCR core +ve PCR surface +ve
Haemodialysis Patients (HP) 813 262 (23.2%) 81 (10.0%) 126 (15.4%) 62 (7.6%) 49 (6.0%)
HP Controls 620* 150 (24.2%) 24 (3.8%) 89 (14.3%) 15 (2.4%) 8 (1.3%)
Health care Workers (HCW) 149 30 (20.1%) 4 (2.7%) 20 (13.4%) 4 (2.7%) 4 (2.7%)
HCW Controls 149 21 (14.1%) 4 (2.7%) 11 (7.4%) 3 (2.0%) 2 (1.3%)
  1. *Three samples were not available for HBV markers detection. +ve = positive