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Table 4 Risk factors for carriage of HBsAg related to knowledge of HBV infection and certain practices in Lomé, 2016

From: Risk factors of hepatitis B virus surface antigen carriage and serological profile of HBsAg carriers in Lomé Togo, 2016

Risk factors Case n(%) Control n(%) OR 95%CI p
Knowledge of hepatitis B Virus transmission
 Yes 59 (71.08) 143 (58.85) 1.71 1.00–2.95 0.03
 No 24 (28.92) 100 (41.15)    
Awareness of Hepatitis B serological status
 Yes 30 (36.14) 35 (14.11) 3.44 1.94–6.11 < 0.001
 No 53 (63.86) 213 (85.89)    
Tattoo
 Yes 3 (3.61) 7 (2.81) 1.30 0.33–5.13 0.47
 No 80 (96.39) 242 (97.19)    
Neighbour suffering of Hepatitis B
 Yes 15 (18.29) 30 (12.05) 1.63 0.83–3.2 0.19
 No 67 (81.71) 219 (87.95)