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Table 3 Risk factors associated with HBsAg positivity among pregnant women in Buea Health District

From: Prevalence of HBsAg and knowledge about hepatitis B in pregnancy in the Buea Health District, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Risk factor Number Positives Percentage Risk ratio (RR) p-value
Past surgery     0.00 0.23
 No 153 17 11.11   
 Yes 21 0 0.00   
Blood transfusion     0.00 0.61
 No 161 17 10.56   
 Yes 12 0 0.00   
Abortion     0.88 1.00
 No 118 12 10.17   
 Yes 56 5 8.93   
Scarification     0.84 0.79
 No 66 7 10.61   
 Yes 101 9 8.91   
Piercing     1.62 1.00
 No 16 1 6.25   
 Yes 158 16 10.13   
Tattoos     0.00 1.00
 No 142 15 10.56   
 Yes 4 0 0.00   
Condom use     0.00 1.00
 Inconsistent 169 17 10.06   
 Consistent 7 0 0.00   
Sex partners     0.71 1.00
 ≤5 159 16 10.06   
 >5 14 1 7.14   
Past sti     0.69 0.46
 No 87 10 11.49   
 Yes 88 7 7.45