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Fig. 1.

Yearly prevalence of HBV among blood donors from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Prevalence increased from 2011 through 2012 drastically (P<0.0001; χ2 test), increased marginally thereafter, and showed a decreasing trend from 2013 (P>0.05). Similar trends were noted for anti-HBc levels among donors.


Abbreviations: HBV, hepatitis B virus; HBsAg, hepatitis B virus surface antigen; anti-HBc, antibody against hepatitis B virus core antigen; NAT, nucleic acid test.

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