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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)

Main Article

Table 2

Univariable survey-weighted logistic regression estimates of seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus IgG, by age, sex, and location of residence, Germany, 2008–2011*

Characteristic Seroprevalence, % (95% CI)
Total 16.8 (15.6–17.9)
Age group, y

18–19

5.3 (2.5–11.1)

20–29

6.6 (4.8–9.2)

30–39

8.0 (5.8–10.8)

40–49

16.9 (14.3–19.9)

50–59

22.6 (19.7–25.7)

60–69

26.1 (23.0–29.4)

70–79

23.8 (20.4–27.5)
Sex

M

16.8 (15.2–18.5)

F

16.7 (15.2–18.5)
Place of residence (north–south)

Northern states

15.5 (13.5–17.6)

Middle states

16.6 (14.8–18.6)

Southern states

17.9 (15.8–20.1)
Place of residence (east-west)

Western states

16.6 (15.2–18.0)

Eastern states

17.6 (15.6–19.7)
Population of municipality

<5,000

17.9 (15.3–20.8)

5,000–<20,000

17.5 (15.2–20.1)

20,000–<100,000

14.4 (12.4–16.6)

>100,000

17.7 (15.7–20.0)

*n = 4,352.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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