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Table 5 The frequency of high, moderate and low level of HBV DNA in 487 carrier women with negative 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 = 104) Pregnancy (n = 142) 7–12 months postpartum (n = 110) 2–5 years postpartum (n = 131) p
< 3 (%) 71 (68.3) 99 (69.7) 72 (65.5) 87 (66.4) 0.890
3–< 6 (%) 31 (29.8) 41 (28.9) 37 (33.6) 43 (32.8) 0.821
≥6 (%) 2 (1.9) 2 (1.4) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.8) 0.900
  1. HBeAg hepatitis B e antigen, HBV hepatitis B virus