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Table 1 Relationship between Sociodemographic parameters and anti-HEV IgG

From: Hepatitis e prevalence, knowledge, and practice of preventive measures among secondary school adolescents in rural Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

VARIABLE FREQUENCY
(N = 414)
HEPATITIS E P - VALUE
POSITIVE (%) NEGATIVE (%)
AGE GROUP (years)
 10–13 141 4 (2.8) 137 (97.2) 0.633
 14–16 223 5 (2.2) 218 (97.8)  
  > 16 50 0 (0.0) 50 (100.0)  
CLASS
 Junior secondary 218 6 (2.8) 212 (97.2) 0.509
 Senior secondary 196 3 (1.5) 193 (98.5)  
SEX
 Male 220 9 (100.0) 211 (95.9) 0.004*
 Female 194 0 (0.0) 194 (100.0)  
SCHOOLS USED
 A 76 0 (0.0) 76 (100.0) < 0.001*
 B 70 9 (12.9) 61 (87.1)  
 C 85 0 (0.0) 85 (100.0)  
 D 66 0 (0.0) 66 (100.0)  
 E 76 0 (0.0) 76 (100.0)  
 F 41 0 (0.0) 41 (100.0)  
SOCIOECONOMIC
CLASS
  Upper 74 0 (0.0) 100 (100.0) 0.407
  Middle 125 3 (2.4) 122 (97.6)  
STUDENT STATUS
  Day 213 7 (3.3) 206 (96.7) 0.177
  Boarding 201 2 (1.0) 199 (99.0)  
  Total 414 9 (2.2) 405 (97.8)  
  1. A- Private, boarding, boys’ only school, pit latrine use, borehole * = significant P-value
  2. B- Public, boarding/day, boys’ only school, pit latrine use, borehole
  3. C- Public, day, co-educational, open defecation, sachet/ water from home
  4. D- Private, day, co-educational, pit latrine use, sachet/water vendor/ home
  5. E- Private, boarding, girls’ only, pit latrine use, sachet/borehole
  6. F- Public, boarding, girls’ only, water cistern, borehole