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Table 4 Estimated numbers of infants born to HTLV-1 infected mothers, 2010-2012

From: Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population: epidemiological insights from a hospital-based cohort study

Maternal residence Live infants HTLV-1 infected women (15–40 years) Infants at riskb
WB+/testeda %
Remotec     
 North 273 6/88 7 19
 East 98 3/22 14 14
 South 167 26/53 49 82
 West 260 22/99 23 60
Alice Springsd 422 38/132 29 122
Tennant Creeke 131 0/21 0 0
Totalf 1351 95/415 23 297
  1. Abbreviations: HTLV-1, infection with the Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type 1, WB+ western blot positive
  2. aThe number of women aged 15–40 years who tested positive for HTLV-1 infection divided by the number tested
  3. bThe number of infants at risk of mother-to-child HTLV-1 infection was calculated by multiplying the estimated number of HTLV-1 infected women aged 15–40 years by the number of live infants whose mothers resided in each location
  4. cResidence in a remote community according to quadrant relative to Alice Springs
  5. dAny residence in the Alice Springs township
  6. eResidence in the township of Tennant Creek
  7. fExcluding 3 infants born to women from outside the region and 1 whose place of residence could not be ascertained