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Table 1 General characteristics of the studied cohort

From: Hepatitis B surface gene variants isolated from blood donors with overt and occult HBV infection in north eastern Egypt

  Total (n = 126) HBsAg-/
anti-HBc+ (n = 44)
HBsAg+ (n = 82) P-value
Age (Years) Mean ± SD 29.1 ± 7.1 32.9 ± 6.1 28.0 ± 7 NS
Gender (M) 118 (93.7) 44 (100 %) 74 (90 %) 0.049
ALT (IU/L) 18.8 ± 10.6 18.6 ± 13.9 19 ± 7.2 NS
HBV DNA S region (+) 84 (66.7 %) 10 (22.7 %) 74 (90 %) 0.0001
MHR Substitutions (%) 34/84 (40.5) 7/10 (50)a 27/74 (37.8) 0.5
T115S 7/84 (8.3) 0 7/74 (9.5) NS
P120T/S 2/84 (2.3) 0 2/74 (2.7) NS
T125M 2/84 (2.3) 2/10 (20) 0 0.01
P127T 1/84 (1.2) 1/10 (10) 0 NS
Q129R 9/84 (10.7) 4/10 (40) 5 (5.8) 0.01
K141R 1/84 (1.2) 0 1 (1.4) NS
S143L/T 12/84 (14.3) 0 12 (16.2) NS
  1. aTwo MHR mutants were present simultaneously in 2 cases; OCU18 and OCU158