Impact of Socio-Demographic Characteristics on Acquiring HBV Infection Among Village Midwives in Khartoum State, Sudan, 2014

Ahmed Elmukashfi Elsheikh, Taha and Balla, Siham A and Abdall, Asma A and Abu Swait, Yosra and Bashir, Abdelgadir A (2017) Impact of Socio-Demographic Characteristics on Acquiring HBV Infection Among Village Midwives in Khartoum State, Sudan, 2014. Science Journal of Public Health, 5 (1). p. 41. ISSN 2328-7942

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Abstract

Background: WHO estimated that 500 000–700 000 people died due to HBV related diseases per year. Objective: To determine the impact of socio demographic characteristics on occurrence of HBV markers among Village Midwifes in Khartoum State, Sudan, 2014.Method:It is a cross-sectional survey. Three hundred thirty five village midwives were studied. Demographic data were collected through a close end questionnaire. Sera were examined, using Eliza, for HBV markers. Statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) version (16) and Chi-Square test were used. Selected level of P value is 0.05Result: Marital status was: married (61.8%), widow (16.4%), divorced (11.3%) and single (4.8%). Level of education: university graduate (0.9%), secondary certificate (9.8%), intermediate (14.2%), primary (50.2%), Quranic School (1.9%) and illiterate (23%). About 65.8% of participants were in age group (30-49), 29.5% in age group of more than 50 years, and 4.6% in age group <30 years. One hundred and thirteen (34%) were positive Anti-HBcore (IgG) reflecting past or on going infection. Fifty seven (57%) of infected respondents were positive HBsAg indicating carrier rate. The overall immunity measured by HBsAb was 8.4%.The tested samples were negative for both HBeAg and Anti-HBcore (lgM).With an exception of the statistical association of duration of work to HBsAb, there is no statistical association between socio-demographic and seroprevalence of HBV markers. Conclusion: Apart from the statistical relation of duration of work to HBsAb, there is no statistical association between seroprevalence of HBV markers and socio-demographic of village midwives in Khartoum State, Sudan. Keywords: HBV, Village Midwives, Socio Demographic Characteristics, Khartoum State, Sudan

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Fadwa Mohammed Saad
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 12:17
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 12:17
URI: http://search.srh.edu.sd/id/eprint/1614

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