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Table 2 Characteristics of blood donors negative for HBsAg and positive for anti-HBc/anti-HBs

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

  Total (n = 44) Anti-HBc positive/anti-HBs positive (n = 17) Anti-HBc positive/anti-HBs negative (n = 27) P-value
Age (Mean ± SD ) 30 ± 7.1 32.3 ± 6.7 28.3 ± 7.2 0.055
ALT (U/L) 20.5 ± 15.9 20.9 ± 15.9 20.2 ± 16.2 NS
HBV DNA S region (+) 10 (22.7 %) 5 (29.4 %) 5(18.5 %) NS
MHR substitutions     
T125M 2/10 (20 %) 1/5 1/5 NS
Q129R 4/10 (40 %) 3/5 1/5 NS