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Table 2 Socio-demographic and serological markers of infectivity in pregnant women with hepatitis B, stratified by hospital (n = 401)

From: Management of hepatitis B in pregnant women and infants: a multicentre audit from four London hospitals

  Hospital 1 (H1) Hospital 2 (H2) Hospital 3 (H3) Hospital 4 (H4)
  Median (range) or N (%)
HBsAg positive N = 70 N = 89 N = 64 N = 178
Age (years) 32 (18–44) 28 (17–45) 30 (20–43) 26 (15–46)
Ethnicity     
Black African 20 (29) 45 (51) 19 (30) 74 (42)
Asian 27 (39) 20 (22) 15 (23) 22 (12)
White 8 (11) 11 (12) 19 (30) 40 (22)
Other/mixed 12 (17) 7 (8) 9 (14) 39 (22)
Not stated 3 (4) 6 (7) 2 (3) 3 (2)
HBV serology     
HBeAg positive and anti HBe negative 8 (11) 7 (8) 5 (8) 14 (8)
HBeAg negative and anti HBe positive 60 (86) 82 (92) 58 (91) 159 (89)
HBeAg negative and anti HBe negative 2 (3) 0 1 (2) 5 (3)
Confirmatory HBV serology 59 (84) 72 (81) 27 (42) 105 (59)
  1. HBV (hepatitis B virus), HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen), HBeAg (hepatitis B e antigen), anti HBe (hepatitis B e antibody).