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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of the cases and controls

From: Risk factors of hepatitis B transmission in northern Palestine: a case – control study

Variable Case (n = 100) frequency (%) Control (n = 100) frequency (%) P value$
Age:    
 ▪ 20-30 34 (34) 41 (41) 0.394
 ▪ 31-40 38 (38) 41 (41)  
 ▪ 41-50 21 (21) 14 (14)  
 ▪ > 50 07 (07) 04 (04)  
Gender:    
 ▪ Male 69 (69) 45 (45) 0.001
 ▪ Female 31 (31) 55 (55)  
Residency:    
 ▪ City 22 (22) 21 (21) 0.984
 ▪ Village 58 (58) 59 (59)  
 ▪ Camp 20 (20) 20 (20)  
Level of education:    
 ▪ Illiterate 04 (04) 02 (02) 0.615
 ▪ Elementary & secondary 69 (69) 67 (67)  
 ▪ University 27 (27) 31 (31)  
Occupation:    
 ▪ Manual 14 (14) 09 (09) 0.005
 ▪ HCW 06 (06) 04 (04)  
 ▪ Military 14 (14) 02 (02)  
 ▪ Others* 66 (66) 85 (85)  
Marital status:    
 ▪ Married 75 (75) 71 (71) 0.524
 ▪ Unmarried 25 (25) 29 (29)  
Vaccination status:    
 ▪ Vaccinated 03 (03) 07 (07) 0.358
 ▪ Non-vaccinated 97 (97) 93 (93)  
Family size:    
 ▪ <5 66 (66) 71 (71) 0.447
 ▪ ≥5 34 (34) 29 (29)  
Monthly income (JD):    
 ▪ <500 68 (68) 69 (69) 0.87
 ▪ ≥500 32 (32) 31(31)  
  1. *Others: students, employee, …etc. $Chi Squared test JD = Jordanian Dinar.