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Table 3 The frequency of high, moderate, and low level of HBV DNA in 240 carrier women with positive HBeAg

From: Comparison of hepatitis B viral loads and viral antigen levels in child-bearing age women with and without pregnancy

HBV DNA (log IU/ml) Nullipara (n = 54) Pregnancy
(n = 72)
Puerperant, 7–12 months postpartum (n = 60) Puerperant, 2–5 years postpartum (n = 54) p
< 3 (%) 3 (5.5) 2 (2.8) 3 (5.0) 1 (1.9) 0.684
3–< 6 (%) 7 (13.0) 4 (5.5) 5 (8.3) 3 (5.5) 0.449
≥6 (%) 44 (81.5) 66 (91.7) 52 (86.7) 50 (92.6) 0.226
  1. HBeAg, hepatitis B e antigen; HBV, hepatitis B virus. The units of numbers in the parentheses are indicated in the first column