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Table 3 Predisposing factors to HBsAg

From: Prevalence, correlates and pattern of hepatitis B surface antigen in a low resource setting

Variables (Number) HBsAg (+) HBsAg (-) X2 P-value
Multiple sexual partners 480     
   -Yes 140 12(11.4%) 124(88.6%) 0.168 0.682
   -No 340 24 (7.1%) 316 (92.9%)   
Previous history of Surgery/Dental procedure 480     
   -Yes 112 12 (10.7%) 100 (89.3%) 1.084 0.298
   -No 368 28 (7.6%) 340 (92.4%)   
Previous history of Blood transfusion 480     
   - Yes 80 0 (0.0%) 80 (100%) 2.182 0.140
   - No 400 40 (10.0%) 360 (90.0%)   
History of Circumcision 480     
   - Yes 96 8 (8.3%) 88 (91.7%)   
   - No 252 28 (11.1%) 224 (88.9%) 1.851 0.396
   - I don't know 132 4 (3.0%) 128 (97.0%)   
History of tribal marks/tattoos 480     
   -Yes 20 8 (40.0%) 12 (60.0%) 27.39 0.001
   -No 460 32(7.0%) 428 (93.0%)   
History of contact with hepatitis B infected patient in the past 480     
   - Yes 132 24 (18.2%) 108 (81.8%) 23.11 0.001
   - No 348 16 (4.6%) 332 (95.4%)   
Previous history of sharing of sharps/needles 480     
   - Yes 320 32 (10.0%) 288 (90.0%) 3.490 0.062
   - No 160 8 (5.0%) 152 (95.0%)