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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

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Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence among Adults, Germany

Mirko S. Faber1Comments to Author , Jürgen J. Wenzel1, Wolfgang Jilg, Michael Thamm, Michael Höhle, and Klaus Stark
Author affiliations: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (M.S. Faber, M. Thamm, M. Höhle, K. Stark); and University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany (J.J. Wenzel, W. Jilg)

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Table 1

Comparison of demographic characteristics of persons in study of hepatitis E virus seroprevalence and general adult population, Germany, 2008–2011

Characteristic % Study population, n = 4,352 % Total population, n = 64,139,871*
Age group, y

18–19

3.2 2.9

20–29

12.3 15.5

30–39

11.5 15.6

40–49

18.4 21.7

50–59

19.5 17.9

60–69

19.7 14.3

70–79

15.4 12.2
Female sex 51.3 50.3
State of residence

Baden-Württemberg

11.4 13.0

Bavaria

10.7 15.2

Berlin

3.4 4.4

Brandenburg

6.2 3.2

Bremen

0.9 0.8

Hamburg

1.4 2.2

Hesse

6.4 7.4

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

3.8 2.1

Lower Saxony

11.2 9.5

North Rhine-Westphalia

14.8 21.6

Rhineland-Palatinate

5.1 4.8

Saarland

2.2 1.3

Saxony

7.1 5.3

Saxony-Anhalt

6.2 3.0

Schleswig-Holstein

2.6 3.4

Thuringia

6.7 2.9

*Total no. adults 18–79 years of age as of December 31, 2009 (www.destatis.de).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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