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Table 3 Changes in HBeAg with age 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

Subjects who remained HBeAg positive
  Years after recruitment
Age at recruitment 0 5 9 19
*5–9 38/65 (58.4%) 19/46 (41.3%) 10/29 (34.4%) 2/37 (5.4%)
*10–14 18/39 (46.0%) 9/21 (42.8%) 2/9 (22.2%) 0/15 (0%)
*15–19 6/18 (33.3%) 1/6 (16.6%) - 0/4 (0%)
  1. *The p-values for trend with time are 0.001, 0.001 and 0.376 for 5–9, 10–14 and 15–19 years old carriers respectively.