Volume 83, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We described hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prevalence among 2,347 pregnant women having delivered at the Cayenne hospital in 2007 according to ethnicity. With 11.0% HBsAg prevalence, Asian women (Hmong and Chinese) were the group with the highest risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) perinatal transmission compared with other ethnic groups.


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  • Received : 05 Dec 2009
  • Accepted : 11 May 2010
  • Published online : 07 Sep 2010
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