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Table 1 Numbers and HBsAg positive rates of pregnant women born in Taiwan and other six Southeast Asian countries from 1996 to 2005

From: Hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Taiwan: Comparison between women born in Taiwan and other southeast countries

  Taiwan Other South East Asia countries
   All countries Philippines Cambodia Indonesia Thailand Vietnam
Number of women
1996–1999 4206 50 24 3 12 5 6
2000–2002 3305 449 33 23 87 6 300
2003–2005 2816 919 14 16 72 9 808
Total 10327 1418 71 42 171 20 1114
Number of HBsAg(+) women
  1597 126 7 4 15 1 99
Percentage of women with HBsAg(+)
  15.5% 8.9% 9.9% 9.5% 8.8% 5.0% 8.9%