Current prevalence of hepatitis B infection among parturient women in Jakarta, Indonesia

Hartono Gunardi, Liza F. Zaimi, Soedjatmiko, Turyadi, Alida R. Harahap, David H. Muljono

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Abstract

AIM: to determine the current prevalence of hepatitis B infection among parturient women in Jakarta, Indonesia.

METHODS: a cross-sectional study was conducted in women giving birth between May and July 2009, recruited by consecutive sampling technique in 2 hospitals and 13 public health centers in Jakarta. Mothers with history of chronic liver disease were excluded. Data were collected by questionnaires including obstetric history, hepatitis B immunization history, and the presence of jaundice; maternal venous blood samples were taken before parturition for HBsAg determination that was performed by ELISA.

RESULTS: of 1,009 parturient women screened for hepatitis B infection, 22 were found positive, giving an overall hepatitis B prevalence of 2.2%, previous 5.2% in 1985. None of the subjects had any symptoms of HBV infection. The highest HBsAg prevalence was found in the East Jakarta study site, with predominance in mothers aged <20 years and those with multi-parities.

CONCLUSION: present prevalence of HBsAg among Indonesian parturient women in Jakarta was 2.2% and markedly reduced compared with prevalence in 1985.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalActa medica Indonesiana
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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