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Table 1 Keywords used for searching in databases

From: Prevalence and predictors of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in east Africa: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies published from 2005 to 2020

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Key words

HBV prevalence

“Hepatitis B prevalence”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in East Africa”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in Uganda”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in Kenya”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in South Sudan”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in Rwanda”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in Tanzania”, “Hepatitis B prevalence in Burundi”

Risk factors to HBV infection

HBV prevalence and “age”, “Gravidity”, “Marital status” “History of STIs”, “History of STIs”, “History of STIs”, “Education level,” “History of blood transfusion,” “History of scarification,” “Alcohol use,” “HIV sero-status,” “History of body piercing” “History of surgery,” “Number of sexual partners,” “Employment” “Gender”