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Table 6 Associations between socio-demographic variables and hepatitis b seropositivity

From: Hepatitis B virus sero-prevalence amongst pregnant women in the Gambia

Variable Hepatitis Status Total X2 P - value (Fisher’s Exact Test)
Sero Positive Sero Negative
Age (years)
 21 and less 0 58   21.958 Less than 0.001
 22 to 26 4 115  
 27 to 31 16 115 422
 32 to 36 10 70  
 37 and older 8 26  
Marital Status
 Married 33 354 387 186 0.911
 Single/separated 2 18 20
Vaccination
 Likely 4 170   16.249 less than .001
 Unlikely 34 214  
Occupation
 Civil servant 9 67   10.242 0.037
 Trader 11 54  
 Farmer 2 20  
 Unemployed 12 206  
 Student 0 10  
Miscarriage
 0 28 287   13.506 0.036
 1 5 70  
 2 3 14  
 3 2 9  
 4 0 3  
 5 1 0  
Sexual Partner(s)
 1 23 280 4.936   0.026
 > 1 7 32
Drug Reaction
 yes 5 19 4.077   0.043
 no 3 364
Anaemia Status
 Anaemia 6 18 6.823   0.009
 No anaemia 28 297