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Volume 20, Number 9—September 2014

Pork Consumption and Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Virus,Thailand, 2007–2008

Siriphan GonwongComments to Author , Thippawan Chuenchitra, Patchariya Khantapura, Dilara Islam, Narongrid Sirisopana, and Carl J. Mason
Author affiliations: Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

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Relationship of hepatitis E and pork consumption: hepatitis E IgG seroprevalence by region, and average percentage in each region populated by Muslims, whose Islamic dietary laws proscribe pork consumption, Thailand, 2007–2008

Region of residence* Hepatitis E IgG seroprevalence, % (95% CI) Median % Muslim residents (Q1, Q3)†
North 14 (12–15) 0.10 (0.00, 0.20)
Northeast 14 (13–16) 0.10 (0.10, 0.10)
Central 17 (16–19) 0.70 (0.20, 2.80)
7 (6–9)
20.15 (10.90, 67.80)
Average 14 (13–15) 0.20 (0.10, 2.67)

2 test statistically significant (2-sided p<0.05).
†Q1, first quartile; Q3, third quartile.

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