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Table 4 Prevalence of hepatitis markers among the adult residents classified based on locality, gender and ethnic grouping

From: Hepatitis B serologic survey and review of immunization records of children, adolescents and adults in Fiji, 2008–2009

  HBsAg anti-HBs anti-HBc
No. positive/no.tested % 95%CI No. positive/no.tested % 95%CI No. positive/no.tested % 95%CI
21-49 years 12/370 3.2% 1.8-5.8 107/370 28.9% 24.4-33.9 75/370 20.3% 16.4-24.8
Division
Central 10/149 6.7% 3.3-12.0 50/149 33.6% 26.0-41.7 35/149 23.5% 16.9-31.1
Western 1/148 0.7% 0.0-3.7 17/148 11.5% 6.8-17.8% 19/148 12.8% 7.9-19.3
Northern 1/73 1.4% 0.0-7.4 40/73 54.8% 42.7-66.5 21/73 28.8% 18.8-40.6
Gender
Male 7/310 2.3% 1.0-4.8 88/310 28.4% 23.5-33.8 63/310 20.3% 16.1-25.3
Female 5/60 8.3% 2.8-18.4 19/60 31.7% 20.3-45.0 12/60 20.0% 10.8-32.3
Ethnic group
Fijian 9/137 6.6% 3.0-12.1 73/137 53.3% 44.6-61.9 50/137 36.5% 28.4-45.1
Indian 1/204 0.5% 0.0-2.7 20/204 9.8% 6.1-14.7 15/204 7.4% 4.2-11.8
Others 2/29 6.9% 0.8-22.8 14/29 48.3% 29.4-67.5 10/29 34.5% 17.9-54.3