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Table 1 Demographic and initial characteristics of the 1,212 immigrants enrolled in the study

From: Hepatitis B virus infection in undocumented immigrants and refugees in Southern Italy: demographic, virological, and clinical features

  Total
N° of patients 1,212
Age, years, median (range) 32 (12–74)
Males, n° (%) 911 (75.2)
Legal status, n° (%):
 Undocumented immigrants 831 (68.6)
 Low-income refugees 381 (31.4)
In Italy for months, mean + SD 50.3 ± 53.0
Place of origin, n° (%)
 Eastern Europe 237 (19.5)
 Africa 756 (62.4)
 Asia 207 (17.1)
 America 10 (0.8)
 Not stated 2 (0.2)
HBV serological status, n° (%)
 HBsAg positive, total number 116 (9.6)
  HBsAg positive 113 (9.3)
  HBsAg positive/anti-HIV positive 2 (0.2)
  HBsAg/anti-HCV/anti-HIV positive 1 (0.1)
 HBsAg negative/anti-HBc positive 490 (40.4)
 HBsAg/anti-HBc negative 606 (50.0)