Acta Scientific Microbiology

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Prevalence of Hepatitis B Among Pregnant Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic in Federal Medical Centre Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Ajobiewe JO1*, Adetuyi Bisayo3, Ajobiewe HF2, Akinloye Oyetunde7, Patrick Pillah1, Victoria Pillah4, Alau Kenneth5, Aisha Salami6 and Yashim AN7

1Veritas University, Bwari Abuja, Nigeria
2Bingham University, Karu Nasarawa State of Nigeria, Nigeria
3National Open University, Dutze Study Center, Abuja, Nigeria
4Nigerian National University Commission 'NUC', Nigeria
5Health System Consults Limited (HSCL), Abuja, Nigeria
6United State Department of Defense, Walter Reed Program, Nigeria US Embassy Nig., Nigeria
7Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Ajobiewe JO, Veritas University, Bwari Abuja, Nigeria.

Received: March 03, 2023; Published: January 26, 2024

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections is one of the most common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Studies on seroprevalence of HBV among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa state, Nigeria was carried out. A total of 106 serum samples of pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic were obtained and HBV was detected using HBV test kits. Out of 106 serum samples of pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic, the prevalence of HBV infection was 28(26.4%). The prevalence of HBV among the pregnant women was highest among those within the age group 21-25yrs (57.9%) The prevalence of HBV was also high among pregnant women with informal education (37.0%) and farmers (31.6%) as well as the single (51.4%) and those with history of blood transfusion (32.2%) and first trimester of pregnancy (34.4%) respectively. The prevalence of HBV among the pregnant women in relation to socio-demographic factors of the pregnant women were statistically significant (P < 0.05) in agreement with World Health Organization (WHO) findings.

Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO); Prevalence; Pregnant; Women; Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Federal Medical Centre; Keffi; Nasarawa state; Nigeria; Infection

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    Citation

    Citation: Ajobiewe JO., et al. “Prevalence of Hepatitis B Among Pregnant Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic in Federal Medical Centre Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.2 (2024): 118-132.

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    Copyright: © 2024 Ajobiewe JO., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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