Skip to main content

Table 6 Comparison of test results of hepatitis B markers surveyed in 1998, 2008 and 2009

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

  Immunized children Unimmunized adult
1998 a 2008 1998 b 2009 c
HBsAg positive 2/285 (0.7%) 0/432 (0.0%) 19/290 (6.6%) 12/370 (3.2%)
anti-HBs positive 217/282 (77.0%) 424/432 (98.1%) 168/290 (57.9%) 107/370 (28.9%)
anti-HBc positive 15/281 (5.3%) 0/432 (0.0%) 195/290 (67.2%) 75/370 (20.3%)
  1. a1998 survey results were for children (<6 years old) who were immunized with hepatitis B vaccine [8].
  2. bUnimmunized adults surveyed in 1998 were mothers who were born before hepatitis B vaccine was incorporated in the child hood immunization program [8].
  3. cUnimmunized adults surveyed in 2009 were from this present study; their ages were from 21 to 49 years and they were born before hepatitis B vaccine was incorporated in the childhood immunization program.