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Table 4 Multivariate analysis for the Hepatitis B risk factors

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

Variable Case n (%) Control n (%) P value OR $ (95% CI^)
Occupation:     
 ▪ HCW 4 (4) 6 (6) 0.66 1.4 (0.2-6.8)
 ▪ Soldier 2 (2) 14 (14) 0.09 4.6 (0.8-28.2)
 ▪ Manual 9 (9) 14 (14) 0.50 1.5 (0.5- 4.8)
 ▪ Others 1 85 (85) 66 (66) 0.38 1
History of blood transfusion 24 (24) 9 (9) 0.33 1.6 (0.6-4.6)
History of dental visits 75 (75) 29 (29) <0.001 5.6 (2.8- 11.1)
History of hospitalization 45 (45) 28 (28) 0.43 1.4 (0.6 – 3.0)
History of Hejamat 11 (11) 2 (2) 0.20 3.5 (0.6 -20.2)
Sharing shaving equipment 29 (42.2) 11 (24.4) 0.48 1.4 (0.5 – 3.9)
Intravenous drug use 5 (5) 0 (0) 0.48 1.1 (0.2-4.2)
History of barber visit 29 (42.0) 10 (22.2) 0.33 1.6 (0,6 -4.37)
Living abroad (> one year ) 21 (21) 8 (8) 0.19 2.0 (0.71- 6.1)
  1. $OR = Odds Ratio.
  2. ^CI: Confidence Interval.
  3. 1Reference group.