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Table 1 HBV serological and molecular markers in HCV positive patients and HCV negative controls

From: Serological and molecular expression of Hepatitis B infection in patients with chronic Hepatitis C from Tunisia, North Africa

HBV serological status HCV(+) patients HCV(-) controls P value
  N = 361 N = 361  
  No(%) No(%)  
All HBV markers negative 206 (57%) 202 (56%) 0.763
HbsAg(-)/HbcAb(-)/HbsAb(-)    
HBV positives    
   Resolutive infection    
HbsAg(-)/HbcAb(+)/HbsAb(+) 63 (17%) 92 (25%) 0.008
   Ongoing infection    
HbsAg(+)/HbcAb(+)/HbsAb(-/HBV DNA(+) 18 (5%) 33 (9%) 0.029
HbsAg(-)/HbcAb(+)/HbsAb(-)/HBV DNA(+) 44(12%) 9(2.5%) < 103
Total 62(17%) 42(12%) 0.03