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Table 4 Changes in median HBV DNA (copies/mL) in HBsAg positive carriers aged 5 years or over

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

DNA copies/mL at different time points
  Years after recruitment
Age at recruitment 0 5 9 19
5–9 3.4 × 108 (n = 60) 4.1 × 104 (n = 26) *3.2 × 107 (n = 18) 1.70 × 103 (n = 32)
10–14 2.1 × 106 (n = 32) 9.0 × 107 (n = 9) 2.0 × 103 (n = 6) 2.8 × 103 (n = 11)
15–19) 6.9 × 105 (n = 16) *2.5 × 108 (n = 2) (n = 0) 3.4 × 103 (n = 4)
  1. The (n) in brackets represent the number of subjects tested in the different age group category.
  2. *The median values in this group is affected by