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Impact of neonatal hepatitis B vaccination programme on age-specific prevalence of hepatitis B infection in teenage mothers in Hong Kong.
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PMID:  23211684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
SUMMARY We examined the impact of the neonatal hepatitis B immunization programme, first provided to all neonates born to mothers screened positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in late 1983, on the age-specific prevalence of HBsAg carriage in teenage mothers managed in 1998-2008. HBsAg carriage was found in 2·5%, 2·7%, 8·8% and 8·0% of mothers aged ⩽16, 17, 18, and 19 years, respectively (P = 0·004), which was also correlated with advancing age (P = 0·011). While neither difference nor correlation with age was found in mothers born before 1984, the prevalence of 1·2%, 1·5%, 7·1% and 8·3%, respectively, was significantly different among (P = 0·008) and correlated with (P = 0·002) age in mothers born 1984 onwards. Regression analysis indicated there was a significantly higher incidence of HBsAg carriage from age 17 onwards (adjusted odds ratio 2·55, 95% confidence interval 1·07-6·10, P = 0·035), suggesting that the protective effect of the vaccine declined in late adolescence.
T T Lao; D S Sahota; S S H Suen; P K S Chan; T Y Leung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, PRC.
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