Table 1

Risk factors associated with HBV infection in high risk groups
Risk factor HBV positive HBV negative Total P value
History of imprisonment 13 (2.1%) 603 616 <0.05
History of using injecting drug 5 (3.16%) 153 158 <0.05
Transfusion 0 (0%) 22 22 >0.05
Needle stick 0 (0%) 222 222 >0.05
Thalassemia 0 (0%) 49 49 >0.05
Hemophilia 0 (0%) 3 3 >0.05
Unprotected sex activities 0 (0%) 16 16 >0.05
Others† 11 (1.19%) 912 923 >0.05

† Tattooing, history of surgery, dental practice, having HBV positive patients in the family.

Khosravani et al.

Khosravani et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:378   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-378

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