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Table 2 Changes in HBsAg prevalence with time in HBsAg positive carriers aged 5 years or older

From: Changes in viral load and HBsAg and HBeAg status with age in HBV chronic carriers in The Gambia

  Years after recruitment
Age at recruitment 0 5 9 19
5–9 (n = 66) 65/65 (100%) 49/62 (79%) 29/38 (76.3%) 38/43 (88.4%)
*10–14 (n = 38) 39/39 (100%) 21/28 (75%) 9/12 (75.0%) 16/20 (80%)
*15–19 (n = 18) 18/18 (100%) 6/10 (60%) 0/1 4/7 (57%)
  1. *The p-values for the difference in prevalence between the first two time points for HBsAg is < 0.001